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Book I. On fele£b Texts of Scriptures^ 
Book II. On occafional Subjects. 
Book III. On the Progrefs and Changes 
of the Spiritual Life. 


-Cantabitify Arcades^ inquit^ 

Montibus haec veftris : foil cantare periti 
Arcades. O mihi turn quam moUiter oiTa quiefcant 
yeftra meos olim fi fiftula dicat amores ! 

ViRoiL, Eel. X. 31. 

And they fang as it were a new long before the 
throne : — and no man could learn thai fimg 
but the redeemed from the earth. Rev. xiv. 3^ 

Asforrowful-- yet always rejoicing, 2 Cor. vi. le. 


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♦i!M!4^^0PIES of a few of thcfc 
\ ^ % Hymns have already appeared 
% \ in periodical publications, and 

4^"^^^^ in fome recent coUeftions, I 
have obfcrved ont or two of them at- 
tributed to pcrfons who certainly had 
no concern in them, but as tranfcribers* 
All that have been at different times 
parted with in manufcript are included 
in the prefent volume i and (if the In- 
formation were of any great importance) 
the public may be aflured, that the 
whole number were compofed by two 
perfons only. The original defign would 
not admit of any other affociation* A 
defire of promoting the faith and com* 
fort of fincere Chriftians, though the 
principal, was not the only motive to 
a thk 



this undertaking. It was Ijkewife in- 
tended as a monument, to perpetuate 
the remembrance of an intimate and 
endeared friendlhip. With this pleafing 
view I entered upoh my part, whifch 
would have been fmaller than it is, and 
the book would have appeared much 
fooner,, and in a very different form, 
if the wife, though myfterious' pro- 
vidence of God, had not feen fit to 
crofs my wiflies. We had not proceed- 
ed far upon our propofed plan, before 
my dear friend was prevented, by a l6ng 
and affefling indifpofition, from afFohl- 
ing me any farther afliftance. My grief 
a^ difappointment were great ; I hung 
my bixrp upon the willows^ and for Tome 
time thought ^myfelf determined to pro- 
ceed no farther without him. Yet my 
mind was afterwards led to refume the 
fcrvice. My progrefs in it, amidfl: a 
variety of other engagements, has been 
flow, yet in acourfe of years the hymns 
amounted to a confiderable iiunibcr: 



And my deference to the judgment and 
defires of others, has at length over- 
come the reluftance I long felt to fee 
them in print, while I had fo few of 
my friends hymns to infert in the col- 
leftion. Though it is poflible a good 
judge of compofition might be able to 
diftinguifh thofe which are his, I have 
thought it proper to preclude a mifap. 
plication, by prefixing the letter C to 
each of them. For the reft I muft be 

There is a ftlle and manner fuited to 
the compofition of hymns, which may 
be more fuccefsfully, or at leaft more 
eafily attained by a verfifier, than by a 
poet. They Ihould ht Hjmns, not O^, 
if defigned for public worihip, and for 
the ufe of plain people. Perfjpicuity, 
iimplicity and eafe, Ihould be chiefly at- 
tended to ; and the imagery and color- 
ing of poetry, if admitted at ail, ihould 
-be indulged very fparingly and with 
great ju<lgmeat. : The late Dr. fffhffs^ 
a 2 manv 


many o^ whofe hymns are admirable 
patterns in this fpecics of writing, might,* 
as a poet, have a right to fay. That it 
coft him fome labour to reftrain his fire, 
and to accommodate himfelf to the 
capacities of common readers. But it 
MTOuld hot become me to make fuch a 
declaration. It behoved me to do my 
beft. But though I would not offend 
readers of tafte by a wilful coarfenefs, 
and negligence, I do not write pro- 
feffedly for them. If the Lord, whom 
I ferve, has been pleafed to favor me 
with that mediocrity of talent, which 
may qualify me for ufefulnefs to the 
weak and the poor of his flock, without 
qisjite difgufling perfons of fuperior dif- 
ccmment, I have reafbn to be fatisfied. 

As the workings of the heart of man, 
and of the Spirit of God, are in general 
the fame, in all who are the fubjcfts 
of grace, I hope moft of thefe hymns, 
being the fruit and exprelfion of my 
own experience, will coincide with the 
views of real Chriftians of all denomina- 


P R E F A C E, ix 

tions. But I cannot expeft that every 
fentinment I have advanced will be uni- 
verfally approved. However, I ann not 
confcious of having written a fingle line 
^with an intention, either to flatter, or 
to offend any party or perfon upon 
earth. I have fimply declared my own 
▼ie^s and feelings, as I might have 
done if I had compofed hymns in fom e 
of the ne\*ly difcovered iflands in the 
South-Sea, where no perfon had any 
knowledge of the name of Jesxts, but 
myfelf. I am a friend of peace, and 
being deeply convinced that no one can 
profitably underftand the great truths 
and dodrines of the gofpel, any farther 
than he is taught of God, I have not a 
wifh to obtrude my own tenets upon 
others, in a way of controverfy : yet I 
do not think myfelf bound to conceal 
them. Many gracious perfons) for many 
fuch I am perfuaded there are) who 
diflfer from me, more or lefs, in thofc 
poiHts which are called Calviniftic, ap- 
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pear defirous that the Calvinifts fhould^ 
for their fakes, fludioufly avoid every 
exprcflion which they cannot approve. 
Yet few of them, I believe, impofe a 
like reftraint upon thenafelvcs, but think 
the iniportance of what they deem to be 
truth, juftifies them in fpeaking their 
fentiments plainly, and ftrongly. May 
I not plead for an equal liberty ? The 
views I have received of the dodtrines 
of grace are effential. to my peace, I 
could not live comfortably a day or an 
hour wifhout them. I likewife bdieve, 
yea> fo far as my poor attainments war- 
rant me to ipeak, I know them to be 
friendly to holinefs, and to have a diredt 
influence in producing and maintaining 
a gofpel converfation, and therefore I 
muft not be alhamed of. them. 

The Hymns are diftributed into three 
Books. In the firft I have clafled thofe 
which are formed upoa feledt paffages of 
Scripture, and placed them in the order 
of the Books of the Old and New Tefta- 
tnent. The fecond contains occafional 



Hymns, fuited to particular fealbns, or 
fqggefted by particular eventp)r fubjcfts. 
The third Book is mifcellaneous, com- 
prifing a variety of fubjcdts^ relative to a 
life of faith in the Son of Goo, which 
have jxo exprefs reference either to a fin- 
gle text of fcripture^ or to any determi- 
njate feafon or incident. . Thefe are far- 
ther fubdivided into diftind heads* This 
arraagement is not fo accurate but that: 
feveral of the hymns might have been 
differently difpofcd. Some attention 
to method^ may be found convenient 
though a logical exadtneis was hardly 
pra6iicable. As fome fubjedls in the 
feveral books are nearly co-incident, 1 
have, under the divifions in the third 
Book, pointed out thofe which are fimi- 
lar in the two former. And I have like- 
wife here and there in the firft and fe- 
cond, made a reference to hymns of a 
like itttport in the third. 
. This publication, which, with my 
bumble prayer tp the Lord for his 
bleinng upoa it> I offer to the fervice 
a 4 '^'' 


xii P R E F A C E. 
and acceptance of all who love the 
Lord JeIIis Christ in fincerity, of 
every name and in every place, into 
whofe hands it may come ; I more par- 
ticularly dedicate to my dear friends in 
the parifh and neighbourhood of Olney^ 
tor whofe ufe the hymns were originally 
compofed ; as a teftimony of the fincere 
love I bear them, and as a token of my 
gratitude to the Lord, . and to them 
for the comfort and fatisfadtion with 
which the difcharge of my miniftry a- 
inon^: them has been attended. 


The hour is approaching, and at my 
tinie of life, cannot be very diftant> 
v/hcn my heart, my pen, and my tongue 
will no longer be able to move in their 
fcrvice. But I truft, while my heart 
continues to beat, it will feel a warnPi 
defire for the profperity of their fouls j 
and while my hand can write, and my 
'tongue fpeak, it will 'be the bufinefs and 
the plealure of my life, to aim at pro- 
moting their growth and cftabliftiment 


PREFACE, xiii 

in the grace of our God and Saviour^ 
To this precious grace I cominlhd.them> 
^nd earneftly intreat them, ani all who 
love his name, to ftrive mightily with 
their prayers to God for me, that I may 
be prcfervcd faithful to the end, and en- 
abled at laft to finifh my courfe withjoy. 

Olney, Bucks, 
' Feb. 15, 1779. 


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G O N T E N X S. 

To find any Hymn by the fijfft Line. 

A\ Page 

A Believer free from carey - - - i^x 
Affli(5):ions do not come alone, * 154. 
AfflixElions, tho' they feem fevere, . • ji8' 
A garden contemplation Aiits, - - - 265 
A glance from heav'n, with fweet effcQ^ 2$4^ 
^ A £c)ter from the rain or wind, - - 266 
Ah, what can I <lo,. ----.- 282 
Alas ! Eliflia's fervaqt cry'd - - - 47 
/\l4s! by n^^ture how dcprav'd, - - 196 
A lion, tho* by nature wild, - - - 263 
Almighty King! whofe wond'rous hand, 358 
Altho' on mafly pillars built, • - r 138 
Anuui^inQ; grace! (how fweet the found) 48 
Approacn, my foul, the mercy^fpat - 290 
A; birds their infant brood proteft • or 
As needles point towards the pole^ * 260 
As once for Jonah, fo the Lord • « 85 
As pafcb^ lA the barren jfoads n r 1^ 



As fome tall rock amidft the wares^ • ijy 

As the ferpeht rais'd by Mofes - • ^ 

As the fun'$ enliv'ning eye - - . 24t 

As when the weary traveller gains - - 336 

A word from Jesus calms the fea, - - §8 

A worldling fpent each day - - - . 12a 


"DEfore Eliftia's gate -•.-,-- 44 

-■^Begone unbelief, • - - - - 315 

Behold the throne of grace! - . - 3.8 

Beneath tlie tyrant Satan's yoke - - 1^2 

Befide the gofpel pool ----- 128 

Beftpw, dear Lord, upon our youth - 175 

Be ftill my heart! thefe anxious cares - 319. 

Bitter, Indeed, the waters are, -^ - - 16 

\ Bjeak winter' is fiibda^d at length^ • - jgg 

Blijided, in youth by Satan^s arts - - 271 

Breathe fr6m the gentle South, O Lord, 288' 

By various maxims, forms and rules • 153 

By faith in rCkRisT I walk with God, 4. 

By the goo widow's oiJ and meaP - - 42 

By whoi» was David taught, - - - 2a. 


r^Heer'up my foiilp there is a mercy*- 

^ feat - . ....... 289 

Chief ihepherd of thy chofen fticep, - 219 

Come, ipy fgu), thy JTuit prepare, - 36 

Confirm the* hope thy word allows, - 366 

C^^ifirai^'d l^y their LgRi^ to cmbark| 130 




Could the creatures help or cafe us - io6 

Courage, my foul I behold the prize • 245 


T^Arknefs overfpreads us here, - - 145 

'^ Day of judgment, day of wonders ! 250 

Dear Lord accept a finful heart, - * 34 

Deftrudion's dangerous road - - - 3^^ 

Does it not grief and wonder move, - 180 

Does the goipel-word proclaim - - 292 

ELijah's example declares . - • « ^l 

Elifha, ftruck with grief and awe, 186 

£ncourag*d by thy word - • - - ^2 

Enfnar'd, too long, my heart has been 190 

£re God had built the mountains^ - 60 


pAR from the world, O Lord, I flee, 324 

Father, forgive (the Saviour faid) • 125 

Father of Angels and of men, - - • 372 

Fervent perfevering prayVs - - - - 135 

Fierce paffions difcompofe the mind, - 151 

Fix my heart and eyes on thine! •> - 343 

Forcft bcafts, that live by prey, - - 310 

For mercies countlefs as the fands, - 57 

From Egypt lately freed .... 321 

From pole to pole let others roam^ - 79 

From Sheba a diftant report - • 39 

xviii CONTENTS. 

G Page 

GLadnefs was fpread thro' Ifrael's hpft' 218 
Glorious things of thee are fpoken^ 68 
dory to God, the Father's name - - 373 . 
God gives his mercies to be fpent ; - - 63, 
God with one piercing glance^ looks 
thro' --------- 247 

God moves in a myfterious way - - 293 
God of my life to thee I call,. - - - 29^ 
Grace triumphant in the^ throne, - » 352 
Gracious Lord, our children fee, -- * 179 


HAppy are they, to whom the Lord 216 - 

Hark, my foul! it is the Lord; 134 

Wark ! how time's wide founding bell 171- 

Happy the birth were grace prefides • - 338 
Deal us, Emmanuel, herewcare, - 17. 
Hear what God the Lord hath fpokcn, 75 

Hear what the Lord, the great Amen, 159 .■ 
He who on earth as roan was known, - 67 

Here at Betfa<fda*s poo), the poor, « - i?^ 

His mafler taken froin his Jie^ds - « • 243 

Holy Lord God ! I love thy truth, - 342 

Honor and happin^fs unite - - - - jig. 
Honey ^ho* the bee prepares, r - - 64 
How bleft U^e righteoiif are - ^- - ajr 

How blgft thy creature isj O Gqd, - 323 , 
How David, when by fin deceiv'd, - 33 
How hurtful was the choice of Lot, - 5 . 

How kipd the good Samaritan - - - 113 
How loft was ipy coiuUtiQ9 -^ - - 7^ . 




Kow icon the Sa?iour's gracious ca])» 356 

How fweet the name of Jesus founds 65 « 

How tedious and.taftelefs the hours, •« 53 
' How welcome to the faints^ when preft'd 2i4r 

Hungry, and faint, and poor,^ * - - 367; 


J Am, faith Ghri§t our glorious head, ifz' 

I afk'd the LoRi> that i might grow 314 

for a time the air be calm, - - • 257 

If Paul in CsAr*^ court muft ftand, • 143; 

If Solomon for wifdom pray'd^ - -- - 37 

. If the LoXD our leader be, «• - -^ » 11 

If to Jesus for reUef ------ 316 

Incarnate Goo ! the foul that knows «- 54 

In evil long X took delight, - - * aa6 

In mercy, not in wrath, rebuke - • 52 

In themfelves as weak as worms, - - 23O 

In vain my fancy flrives fo paint « - 242 

Ifrael m ancient days, - - - ir - 151 

I thirfl, but not as once I did, » - - 339 

I was a groveling creature once, * * 329. 

I will praifetbeeevWday - * - . 66 

I would, but cannot img, - - - « 144 

Jesus CuEnr the Lord's anointed, - 88 

f Bsus, to what 4id& tbou fubmit - - 127 

fasus, who bought us with his blo<>dy 189 

Jtsus, wbofe blocrf (b ft eely ftieamf^ - 25 

Jisus, where'er thy poofk meet, - - at 3 

Jssus 18 mint 1 rcn now prepared •* ^ 369 

j^hn in ▼ifiott faw the day - «^ - «• 248 

Joy is ft fruit ti^ui vill Aot grow *- ^ ^ 



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Kindle, Saviour, in my heart - - 304 
Kindred m Christ, for his dear 

lake, --- -- .--- 240 

T Egion was my name by nature, - 104 

1/ Let hearts and tongues unite, - 210 

.Let me tfwcU on Golgotha, - - - aas 

Let us adore the grace that feeks - - i&S 

Let us love^ znd ^ngy and wonder y. — 359 

Let worldly. minds the world purfue, - 337 

Lord, my foul with pjeafure fprings, 327 
Lord, thou haft won, at length lyield, 173 

Lord, who haft fufFer'd all for me, - 305 
Lord, what is man ! extremes how 

wide, --------- 365 


MAnna to Ifrael well fupply'd - - 18 

Martha her love and joy exprefs'd 114 

^ to her Saviour's tomb - - - 133 

May the grace of Christ our Saviour, 371 

Mercy, O thou Son of David 1 - - 108 

My barns are full, my ftores increafe, 116 

My former hopes are dead, - - - - 285 

My God ! how perfcft are thy ways ! 77 

My God ! till I receive thy ftroke: - 78 

My harp-nintun'd, and laid afide - - 222 

My fongfiiaU blefs the Lord of all, « 206 

My fowl once had its plenteous years, • 13 

My foul, this curious^ boufe of clay, - 24$ 



My foul is befet ------ 286 

My foul is fad and much difmay'd^^ - 207 


TWTAy, I cannot let thee go - - - 12 

XN No ftrcngth of nature can fuffice 340 

r^o words can declare, ----- 275 

Not to Sinai's dreadful blaze, - - - 368 

Now, gracious Lord, thine arm reveal, 174 

Now let us join with hearts and tongues, 207 

Now may fervent pray*r arife - •— - 176 

-Now may the Lord, reveal his face^ - 36a 
Now, Lord, infpire the preacher's 

heart, --------- jfij 

Now may He who from the deaid - - 370 

OF all the gifts thine hand beftows, 357 

Often thy public means of grace. 368 

Ou as the bell, with foiemn toll, - - 24.4 

Oft as the leper's cafe I read, - - - 93 

Oft in vain the voice of truth) - - 173 

O God, whofe favourable eye - - - 347 

O David's Son, ahd David's Lord !* - 187 

O Lord, our languid fouls infpire, - 212 

O Lord, howvileami, --.,.- 284 

O LoRD) my bett defire fulfill - - - 306 

O thou, at whofe almighty word - - 185 

O happy they who know the LoRp^ • 215 

O fpeak that gracious word again, ^ « 33t 

Oh ! (or a clofer walk with Uod, -. - '^ 


xx'ii CONTENTS. 

Oh) may the pow'r which melts the 

J^ock, - 234 

© how I love thy holy word, - • - 2^5 

Once a woman iii-^nt flood - - - - 1 1 1 
Once periihing in blood I lay, • . - 80 

Once>. while we aim'd at Zion's fongs, 217 
On man, in his own image made, * - i 

On the fame flow'r we often fee - - 261 

One awful word which Jesus fpolce, - 110 

One glance of thine, eternal Lord, - 320 
One there is, above all others, - - - 61 

Opprds'd with unbelief and fin, - * 147 

Ottc LoRO)|Kho know8 full well * • izi 

TjExifixe, doubting, fearful heart, - 73 

JL Phyfician of my fin-fick foul, - - 9+ 

i'leafing fpring again is here ! • - » 200 

Poor Eiau repented too late - « - 9 . 

Poor fmoers ! little do they think ^ * 84. 

Poor, weak, and worthlefs tho' I am» - 34 

Pray*r an anfyirer will obtain, - - . - 99 

Preachers may, from Ezekiel's cafe, -^ 181 

Precious Bible? what a treafure - - 232 

Prepare a thankful Song . - - - 364 

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|Utet^ Lord, my froward heart, - 343 


£fc^(hed by the bread and wine, - 2a8 
Reipice} believeX) intbcLoRP) 3^1 

"^ Remember 



Hemember us, we pray thee. Lord,. - 368 

Return to blefs iny waiting eyes, - - 30$ 


SAfely thro' another week, - - - ao8 

Salvation ! what a glorious plan, '- 362 

Sav'd by blood I live to tell, - - - 332 

Saviour fhine and cheer my foul, - - ,51 

Saviour, vifit thy plantation, • * - 220 

See Aaron, God's anointed prieft, - - ' 22 

Sec! another yearis gone I - - . - 169 

Sec, how rude winter's icy hand - - 197 

See ! the corn again in ear ! * -^ - - 204 

See the gibomy gath*ring cloud ->' - - 237 

See, the world for youth preparesf, - » 260 

Shall men pretend to pleafure - - - 278 

Sight, hearing, feeling, tafte, and fmell 322 

Simon, beware! the Saviour faid, *■ ^ 124 

Sin, when viewed by fcripture^-light, - 353 

Sinner, art thou ftill fecurc? - * - 312 

Sinners, hear the Saviour's call - • - 281 

Sin enflav'd me many years, - •« - 341 

Sin has undone our wretched race, - - 178 

Sometimes a light furprizes, .... 326 

Son of God ! thy peoples (hield ! - - 86 

Sovereign grace has pow'r alone - - 126 

Stop^ poor (Inner ! ftop and think * - 277 

Strange and myfterious is my life, » * 148 

Supported by the word, . - . . ^ 82 

Sweet was the time when firft I felt « 50 

Sweeter founds than mufick knows •* 20^ 


T Page 

TEN thoufand talents once I ow'd», ^45 

That was a wonder-working word 250 

That man no guard or weapons needs, 55 

The church a garden is - - - - 1 17 

The God who once to Ifrael fpoke -• 1&3 
The grafs, and flow'rs^ which clothe the 

Held, ------ -7- aoi 

The Lord, our falvation and light,' - 209 

The Spirit breathes upon the word, - 231 

The gathVing clouds, with afpe^t dark, 233 

The book of nature open lies, - - - 251 

I'hemooh in fiJver glory fhone, - - 255 

The moon has but ^ borrowed light, - 256 

. The ice and fnow we lately faw, - - 259 

The lubtle fpider often weaves - - - 262 

The Saviour calls his people fiieep, - 264 

The water ftood like walls of brafs, - - 267 

The billows fwell, the winds are high, 290 . 

The Saviour hides his face ! - - - 391 

The new- born child of gofpel-grace, - 346 

The J ORD receives his higheft praife, - 348 

The wiflies that the fluggard frames, - 355 

The faints Emmanuel's portion are, - 370 

The peace which God alone reveals, - 371 

The Father we adore, ----- 372 

The cattle of the human heart - - - J 1 5 

The evils that befet our path - - - 62 

The kine unguided went - - - - 30 

The Lord will bappinefs divine - - 74 

The Lord proclaims bis grace abroad ! 8 1 




The lion hat on Samfon roar'd, - - %f 

The manna favor'd Ifrael's* meat, - - 19 

The meffage firft to Smyrna fcnt, - - 156 

The prophets fons, in time of old, • 46 

The Saviour ! what a noble flame - - 224 

The faints ibould never be difmay'd, - 6 

The Shun^mite, opprefs'd with grief, - 180 

The figns which God to Gibeon gave, 26 

The word of Chrift, our Lord, - - 152 

There is a fountain fill'd with blood - 90 

This is the feaft of heav*nly wine, - - 223 

Tho* Jericho pleafantly ftood, - - 43 

Tho* in the outward church bdow - 97 

Tho' cloudy fkies, and northern blafts, 198 

Tho' troubles aflail ----- 7 

Tho* the morn may be ferenc, - - - 201 

Tho' fmall the drops oiT falling rain, - 258 

Tho' fore befet with guilt and fear, - 309 

Thus faith the Lord to Ephefus, - - 156 

Thus iaith the holy One, and true, - 158 

Thy manfion is the chriftian's heart, - 109 

Thy meffage, by the preacher, feal, - 19^ 
Thy promife. Lord, and thy command 367 

Tim^, with an unweary'd hand, - - 168 

Time^ by moments, fteals away, - ' 170 

, ' Tis a point I long to know, — - 135 

*Tis my happinefs below - - - - 294 

*T is paft, — the dreadful tkortny night 298 

To keep the Jamp alive - - - - 351 

To tell the Saviour all my wants, • - 325 

xxvi C O N T E NT S. 


To thee our wants are known, - - 371 

T9 thofe who know the Lord I fpeak, 291 

Too many. Lord, abufe thy grjice, - 349 


UNtelief the foul difmays, - - - 318 

Uncertam how the way to find - 312 

Unlefs the Lord had been my ftay * 299 


WEaried by day with toils and cares, 239 

We feck a reft beyond the ikies, 370 

What a mournful life is mine, - - - 58 

What contradictions meet - - - - 193 

What thoufands never knew the road ! 350 

What think you of Christ ? is the teft lop 

What various hind'rances we meet - 229 

When Adam fell he quickly loft - - 28 

When firft to make my heart his own, 2 

When firft my foul enlifted - - - 36 

When Hannah prefs'd with grief, - - 32 

When Jesus claims the finner's hearty 95 

When Jofeph his brethren. beheld, - : 14 

When Ifrael by divine command - - ;227 
When IfraePs tribes w«-e parch'd with 

tfUrft, ----- J46 

When Ifrael heard the -fiery [law, - -* ';2i 

When lirael was from EgjKpt frced^ - '^6 

Iffhen Jofhua, by God's command, - 24 

When Peter boafted, foon he fell, - 103 


CONTENTS. xxvii 

When fintiers utter boafting words, - 91 
\!^en the difciples crofs*d the lake • 107 
When the apoftle wonders wrought, - 142 
When defcending from the (ky, - - 103 
When any turn from Zion's way, - 131 
When the b^lov'd difciplc took - - 160 
When Peter thro' the tedious night - 177 
When Mofes wav'd his myftic rod - 182 
When Paul was parted from his friends 195 
When on the crofs, my Lord I fee '- 223 
When the fun, with cheerful beams, - 252 
When a black overfpreading cloud - 253 
When flumbcr feals our weary eyes, - 268 
AVhen darknefs long has veil'd my mind, 300 
Whenmy pray'rs are a burden and taik, 302 
When my Savjour jay ibfiph^d is near, 307 
When the poor pris^Acr ^^►^^rate ^ 311 
When the wotin^d ffSrifli^isi^ - . 334 
When Hagar fofft^d ttw^dv^fpent, - 3^0 
While with ceaft^cfCTAMIirCtihe fun - 1 67 
While Jolhua lej •iUi#iNcietf'bands - 236 
While I liv'd withdit[aie Lord, - - 333 
Why fhould I fear the darkeft hour, - 325 
With Satan, my accufer near, - - 87 
Winter has a joy for me, - - - - 360 
With Ifrael's God who can compare ? 369 
Write to.Sardis, faith the Lord, - • 157 


£ faints on earth afcribe mtVi 
B^av'ns high hoft^ - - 


xxviii CONTENTS. 

. Page 

Ye fons of earth prepare the plough, - - 96 
Yes ! fince God himfelf has faid it, - 330 

ZAccheus climb'd the tree, - -> - 122 
2^al is that pure and heavenly flame, 347 
Zion ! the city of our God, - - - 191 



B o o a I. 


G E N E S I S. 

H Y M N !• JD MM. ^Caitp. ili, 

•J .^%N man, in'ltjs iorpm image made, 

V^ How riiuch did '<JoD bcftow I 

The wbdk creation homage paid. 

And own'd bim, lord below ! 

2 He dwelt in Eden's gsnrdeir, fibred 

With fw^ets for ev'ry fcnfc y 
And there wich his d^fcendlng Lo^D, 
He walk'd ih confidence. 

3 But oh! by fin how quickly chihgM ! 

His honor forfeited. 
His heart from God and truth, eftrang'd. 
His confcience fiU'd with dread ! 

4 Now from his Maker^s voice he fleea. 

Which was 1>cjfofe his joy ; 
And^tlnnks to bide amidft the tcccH 
From an All-feeihg eye* 

35 5 C^miP 

c^ GENESIS.. B«/I* 

5 CotxipeU'd to anfwer to hi6 name; 

With ftubbornnefs and pride 
He caft on God himfelf the blame. 
Nor 9nce ^pr mercj cry'd. ' ■ 

6 But grace, unafk'd, liis heart fubdu'd.^ 

And all his guilt forgave ; 
By faith the promis'd feed he view'd^ 
And felt his pow'r to.fave. 

.7 Thus we ourfelvjES WQ.uld juftify, . 
Tho* we the law tranfgrefs J 
Like him, unable to deny. 
Unwilling to confefs. 

8 But when by faith the finn^r fees 
A pardon bought with blood. 
Then he forfakcs his foolfih pleas^ 
And gladly ^tvirns topoD. "^ . 

IL CAIN and ABEL. Chap. iv. 3— 8, 

1 Tyl7HEN Adam fell, he quickly loft 

^ ▼ God's image, which he once poflefl: : 
See All our nature fince could boaft 
In Cain, his firft-born fon, exprefs'd ! 

2 The Sacrifice the Lord ordain'd 
In type of the Redeemer's blood. 
Self-righteous reasoning Cain difdain'd, 

' Arid thought his own firft-fruits as good. 

3 Yet rage and envy fill'd his mind. 
When with a fullen downcaft look. 
He faw his brother favor find. 
Who God's appointed method took; 

4 H 


Hy^s. G E N E S I S. .3 

.4 By Cain's own hand good Abel dy*d, 
Becaufe the Lord approv'd his faith ; 
And, when his blood for vengeance cry'd, 
He vainly thought to hide his death. 

5 Such was the wicked murd'rer Cain, 
And fuch by nature ftill are we. 
Until by grace we're born again. 
Malicious, blind, and proud, as he« 

6 Like him the way of grace we flight 
And in our own devices truft ; 

Call evil good, and darknefs light, 
And hate and perfecute the juft. 

J Tibe faints in ev'ry age and place. 
Have found this hiftory fulfiU'd ; 
The numbers all our thoughts furpafs. 
Of Abels, whom the Cains have kill (a) \ 

8 Thus Jesus fell— but oh ! his blood 
Far better things than Abel's cries (if) ; 
Obtains his murd'rers peace with Goo, . 
And gains them manfions in the fkies. 

IIL C. IValking with God. Chap. v. 24* 

1 /^H ! for a ciofer walk with God, 
Vy A calm and heav'nly frame ; 
A'light, to (hine upon the road* 

That leads me to the Lamb ! 

2 Where is the bleflTedriefs I knew 

When firft I faw the Lord ? 
Where is the foul refrefhing view 
Of Jbsus, and his word I 

B a 'i^\saj^ 

. • (a) Rmt niJ# 3^1 (*) Ht>>* »^* *^* 


4 GENES I S. Bk.,1. 

3 What peaceful hours lonce^enjoyM ! 

How (weet their mcm'ry ftill ! 
But they have left an aching void^ 
The world can never fill. 

4 Return, O holy Dove, return. 

Sweet meflenger of reft; 
I hate the fms that made thee mouri|^ 
And drove thee frpm my breaft« 

5 The deareft idol I have known» 

Whatever that idol be. 
Help me to tare it from thy throne^ 
And worihip only thee. 

6 So (hall my walk be clofe with Gojc^ 

Calm and ferene my frame ; 
So purer light (hall mark the road 
That leads me to the Lamb* 

IV. jfn$thn 

1 13 Y faith in Christ I walk with Gofty 
JD With heav'n, my journey's end,in view^ 
Supported by his ftaff and rod (c)^ 

My road is fafe and pleafant too. 

2 I travel thro* a defart wide. 
Where many round me blindly ftray^ 
But he vouchfafes to be my guide (d),^ 
And will not let me mif^ my way* 

3 Tho' fnares and dangers throng my path^ 
And earth and hell my.courfe withftind j 
1 triumph over all by faith (e)^ 
Guarded by his Almighty Jiand • 

4 The 

Y.5, G E N E S I S. f 

4 The VFildernefs afibrds no food. 
But God for my fupport prepares 5 
Provides me ev*i:y needful good. 
And frees my foul from wants and cares* 

5- With him fweet converfe I maintain, 
Great as he is, I dare be free ; 
I tell him all my grief and pain. 
And he reveals his love to me. 

6 Some cordial from his word he brings^ 
Whene'er my feeble fpirit faints j 
At once my foul revives and finf s. 
And yields no more to fad complaints* 

^ I Pity all that worldlings talk 
Of pleafures that will quickly end ; 
Be this my choice, O Lord, to walk 
With thee, my Guide, my Guard, my 

Y. ^ LOT in Sodom* Chap. xiii. 10. 

» * tJOW hurtful Was the choice of Lot, 
JTa Who took up his abode 
(Becaufe it was a fruitful fpot) 
With them who fear*d not GoD ! 
a A prisoner he was quickly made, 
JBereav'd of all his ftorc ; 
And, but for Abraham's timely aid, 
He had returned no more. 

3 Yet ftill he feem'd rfefolvM to ftay. 
As if it were his reft \. 
AJtho* their fins from day to day (/) 
His righteous foU diftrefs'd. 

^ B 3 4 While 

(/) % Peterii. S« 

41 GENESIS; Bk.T^ 

4 Awhile he ftay'd with anxious mind^ 

Expos'd to fcorn and ftrifej 
At laft he left his all behind, 
And fled to fave his life. 

5 In vain his fons-in-law he warn'd. 

They thought he told his dreams ; 
His daughters too, 6f them had learn'd. 
And perifh'd in the flames. 

6 His wifeefcap'd a little way. 

But dy'd for looking back : 
Docs not her cafe to pilgrims fay, 
** Beware of growing flack?" 

7 Yea, Lot himfelf could ling'ring ftand>, 

Tho' vengeance was in view ; * 
*Twas mercy pluck'd him by the hand. 
Or he had perifli'd too. 

8 The doom of Sodom will be ours. 

If to the earth we cleave ; 
Lord, quicken all our drowfy pow'rs. 
To flee to thee and live. 

VI. C. JEHOVAH-yiREH, The Lord. 

will provide. Chap, xxii. lij.. 

t '^HE faints fliould never be difmay'd, 
A Nor fink in hopelefs fear ; 
For when they leafl: expe£l his aid^ 
The Saviour will appear. 

4 This Abraham found, he rais'd the knife^, 
God faw, and faid, *« Forbear;'* 
Yon ram Ihall yield his meaner life;. 
Behold the vi£lim there. 

3 Once 


BV^yr- G' £ N E S 1 Si y 

3 Once David feemM Saul's certain preyj 

But hark ! the foe's at hand {g) j 
Saul turns his arms another way. 
To fave th' invaded landi 

4 When Jonah funk beneath the wave^ 

He thought to rife no more (h) j 
But God prepared a fifli to fave. 
And bear him to the fhore. 

5 Bleft proofs 6f pow'r and grace divine. 

That meet us in his word ! 
May ev'ry deep-£elt care of mine 
Be trufted with the Lord. 

6 Wait for his feafonable aid. 

And tho' it tarry, wait : 
^he promife may be long delayed. 
But cannot come too late. 

VII. Thg Lord iuill provide; 

I 'T^liO' troubles aflail, 
-*• And dangers affright, 
Tho' friends mould all fail. 
And foes all^utiite; 
Yet one thing fecures us, 
Whatever betide. 
The Scripture affures us. 
The Lord will provide. 

a The birds without barn 
Or ftorehoufc are fed. 
From themict us learn 
To truft for our bread : 

B 4 HU 

• (f) S«m,xsi}i. 7, {y\ l(Kv^\i\. \i% 


I. o i: N E S I S. Bk^J,. 

His faints what is fitting, , 
Shall ne^er be deny*d^ 
So long as 'tis written. 
The Lord will provide, 

3 We may, Hke thp fhips, . 

By teqfipefts be toft 

On perilpus dfeeps,. 

But cannot be loft : 

Tho' Satan enrages, 
. The wind and the tJ&,.. 

The profljife engages^ 

The Lord will proviir* 
4, His call we obey 

Like Abra*TO oif oW#. 

Not knowing oyr way* 

But faith makfs us bojd ;^ 

For t^ho' we ar? ftrapgers 

We have a good guide. 

And trnft in all dangers,. 

The Lord will provide;. . 

5 When Satan^ appejirs 
To ftop up our path, 
And fiii us with fe^^rs, 
We triumph by faith ; 
He cannot take from us, 
Tho' oft he h»$ tryM, 
This heart-ch^cring promife, ^ ^ 
The Lt^RDvvill provide, 

€ He tells us w^'re ^¥eak> 
Oar hope is in vain, 
The good th^t w? feek . 
We na'er ihall ohuia j . • 

Ry> 1 G £ N E S I S. $ 

But wheii fach fu^ftlons 
Our ipirits^ have piy'd. 
This anfwers all queftiotis^ 
The Lord will provide, 

7 No ftrengtfe of our own, 
Or goodnefs yvre claioi^ 
Yet fince wt have kqown 
The Saviour's great name; 
In this our ftrong tower 
For fafety we bide, 

The Lor 9 is our power^ 
• The Lord will provide, 

8 When life finks apace> 
And death is in view. 
This word of bis grace 
Shall comfort us thro' : 
No fearing or doubtinff 
With Chuist on our lide. 
We hope to die ihouting. 
The Lord will provide* 

Vin. ESJU. Chap. XXV* 34. Heb* xii. 16. 

I pOOR £fau repented too late, 

^ That once he his birth-right defpis^d; 
And' fold for a morfel of meat. 
What could not too highly be prized : 
How great was his anguifh when told. 
The bliffing^ he fought to obtain. 
Was gone with the Urtb-right he fold^ 
And none could recal it again ! 

B5 %^ 

10 O E N E S I S; Bfc. I. 

2 He ftands as a warning to all^ 
Wherever thegofpel mall come; 
O haften and yield to the call 

While yet for repentance there's room I 
Your feafon will quickly be paft j 
Then hear and obey it to-day. 
Left when you feek mercy at laft. 
The Savioirr fhould frown you away,. 

3 What is it the world can propofe? 
A morfel of meat at the beft ! 
For this are you willing to lofe 

A fhare in the joys- of the bleft ? 
Itspleafures will fpeedily end, 
Its favor and praife are but breath ; 
And what can its profits befriend 
Your foul in the moments of death ? 

4 IfjESUS for thefeyou defpifq. 
And fin to the Saviour prefer; 
In vain your entreaties and cries, 
When fummon'd. to ftand at his bar*: 
How will you his prefence abide ? 
What anguifli will torture your heart ? 
The faints all enthroii'd by his fide,. 

' And you be qompell'd to depart, 

5 Too often, dear Saviour,, have I 
*"PreferM fome poor trifle to thee; 

How is it thou doft not deny 

The bleffin&and birth-right to^me f * 

No better than Efau I am, 

Tho- pardonand heaven be mine ; 

To me belongs hoihirig Vut fhaihe. 

The praife and the'glory be thine. 

-' ^ - IX, JJCOB's 

Uy. 9; G E 1^ E S IS. It 

IX. JACOB'S ladder. Chap, xxviii^ U. 

J |F the Lord our leader be, 
^ We may follow without fear ; 
Eaft orWerf, bylandorfea. 
Home, with him is.ev'ry where; 
When from Efau Jacob fled, 
Tho' his pillow was a ftone, 
And the ground his humble bed. 
Yet he was not left alone. 

2 Kings are often waking kept, 
Rack'd with cares on beds of ftatcj 
Never king like Jacob flept. 

For he lay at heaven's gate : 
Lo! he fawa ladde^rear'd, 
Reaching to the heavenly throne 5 
At the top the Loko appeared. 
Spake, and claim'd him for his own. 

3 " Fear not Jacob, thou art mine, 
And my prefence with thee goes ; 
On thy heart my love fhall fhine. 
And myarm fubdue thy foes: 
From my proraife comfort take. 
For my help in trouble call \ 
Never will I thee forfake, 

^Tiil 1 have accomplifliM all.** 

4 Well does Jacob's ladder fuit 
To the gofpel throne of grace 5 
We are at the ladder's foot, 
Ev'ry hgur, in ^s'l^j place ; 


ik. G^E N ESI S; Bk,.U 

JBy afluming flefli and blood, 
Jesus heav'tvandeartlr unites ; 
We by faith afcend to God {i) 
Gob to dwell with us delists. 
5 They who know tbo Savipv*rVnAaie, , 
Are for all ^vent? prepar-d ; 
What cati changes tq dp ^hem, 
Who have fuch a pviid^^nd gMVd ? ' 
Should they tira.verfe ^artb around, 
To the ladder ftill they come : 
Ev'ry fpot is holy groun<l, 
God is there— ^nd be's their home. 

X. My name is JjlGOB* Ghap.^xxxiit 27.7 

1 ^^ AY, I cannot let tbce ro, 

-*-^ Till a bleffing thou beftow ; . 

Do not turn away «hy face, 

Mine's an urgent, pvcffing cafe« 
% Doft thous^ik me, who 1 am ? 

Ah, my Loiu>^' thou kuow'ft my name I ' 

Yet the qucition gives a. pka,. 

To fupport my fuit with thee. 
^ Thou didft once a wretch behold,. 

In rebellion blindly bold. 

Scorn thy grace, thy pow'r defy, - 

Thatf(^r rebel, Lf94k|P, was.l. 

4 ,Oncra finner near defpair 

Sought thy mercy- feat by prayer i ; 
Mercy heard atid fet him frecj 
LoRP^ that mercy came to me. 
{^'^ .. n ■. . rMaiiy 

W (Oft Cor.ViiiSk 

M*.rw G I K E S I- S. iji 

5 Many yea/s iuiv« pafs*d fince then^ 
Many changes I bayc feen ; 

Yet have beeo upbeLd Ml new. 
Who could hold me up but thou t ' 

6 Thou haft hdp'd in 9vVy aeeds * 
This emboldeoSf i^e to plead ; 
After fo much OMrcy pnQ:^ 
Canft thou let n^ fink at laid ? 

^ Ko-*-I mufl maintain my bold, 
'Tis thy g<H>d7iefs,tnake,ne bold^ . 
I can no denial' take, 
Wlien I plead far Jesu's fake. 

y^. Plenty in tiiime of dearth. Chap^-xlt. 56.' 

1 TiifY foul once had it plesteous years, 
^^ And throve with peace antt con^fort 


Like the fait }f\xm a^d ripea'd ears^ 
Which Pliaraoh in his dr^m b^fadd* 

2 jWith'plekfiog frames and grace racoii^'d;^ . 

With m^ans and. ovdiatocea fed, . 
How h^ppy for awhile I Uv'd, • 
And little fear'd the want of breads 

3 But famine came and left no fign - 
Of all the plenty I bad feen ; 

Like the dry eara and half-ftarv'd kilie> 
1 then look'd withered, famt and lea0» 

4. To jofepb the Egyptians went) 
To Jesus I made known my cafe ; - 
Hcf, when my little iftpck was fpeiit) 
OpehM^ hk magaeUfe of gtace. 

14 G E N E S I S; Bk.K 

5 For he the time df death forefaw. 
And made provtflon long before ; 

That famifli'd fouls, like me, might drav# 
Supplies from his unbounded ftore. 

6 Now on his bounty I depend. 
And live from fear of dearth fecure; 
Alaintain'd by fuch a mighty friend, 
I cannot want till he is poor. 

^ G finners, hear his gracious call f 
His mercy's door ftands open wide; 
He has enough to feed you all. 
And none who come (hall be deny'd, 

Xir. JOSEPH made known to bis brethren. 
Ghap. xlv. 3, 4. 

{ TTITHEN Jofeph his brethren beheld^ 
^^ Afflicted and trembling with fear. 
His heart with compaifion was fill'd, 

From weeping he could not forbear. 

Awhile his behaviour was rough. 

To oring their paft fin to their mind ; 

But when they were humbled enough, 

He hafted to fliew himfelf kind. 
pt How little they thought it was he. 

Whom they had ill treated and fold ! 

How great their confufion muft be, / 

As fooa as his name he had told ! 

*M an) Jofeph, your brdther, he faid, 

And ftiii to my heart you are dear. 

You fold me, and thought I. was dead. 

But God, for your fakes* fent me here." 
; % Tho* 

Ui.ii. GENESIS. t^ 

3 Tho' greatly diftrefled before, 
When charg'd with purloining the cup. 
They now were confounded much more. 
Not one of them durft to look up. 

** Can Jofeph, whom we would have flain. 
Forgive us the evil we did ? 
And will be our houiholds maintain I 
O this is a brother indeed !" 

4 Thus dragged by my confcience, I came. 
And laden with guilt, to the Lord; 
Surrounded with terror and ihame,, 
Unable to utter a word. 

At firft he look'd ftern and fevere. 
What anguifh then pierced my heart ! 
Expefting each moment to hear 
Tlfc fentence, ** Thou curfed, depart!" 

5 But oh! what furprize when he fpoke. 
While tendernefs beam'd in his facej 
My heart then to pieces was broke, 
O'erwhelm'd and confounded by grace : 
** Poor finner I know thee full well. 
By thee 1 was fold and was flain; 

But I dy'd to redeem thee from hell, , 
And raife thee in glory to reign. 

6 lam jEsvSy whom thou haft blafphem'd. 
And cruel fy'd often afrefli ; 

But fet me henceforth be efteem'd, 
Thy brother, thy bone, and thy flefli : 
My pardon I freely beftow, 
Thy wants i will fully fupply; 
I'll guide thee and guard thee below, 
And foou v^ill remove thee on high« 



^'Go, publifh to finners around. 
That they may be williflg to come,- 
The mercy which now you have found. 
And tell them that yet there is room," 
Oh» fmoers, the meflfage obey I 
No more vain excufes pretend ; 
But come, without further delay. 
To j£sus, our brother and friend. 

' m ^m^imt III 


X"III. ' The bitter waters. Chap. xv. ij— 25# 
t DITTER, indeed, the Waters are 
*^ Which in this defart flow; 
Though to the eye they pronufe fair. 
They tafle of Hn and woe. 
at Of pleafing draughts I once could dream» 
But now, awake, I find. 
That fin has poifon'd ev'ry fiream» 
And left a curfe behind. 
3 But there's a wonder-working wood^ - 
Tve heard believers fay, 
Can make theie bitter waters good> 

And take the curfe away. 
-The virtues of this healing uee g 

Are known and pr-i^'d by few : 
Reveal this fecret, LoRDj to me. 

That I may prize it too. 
Thecrofson which the Savioui: dy'd^ 

And conquered for his faints ; 
This is the tree, by faith apply*d 
Which fweetcns all complaints. 

6 Thoufandi 

Hv.14, E X O ly U S; ir 

6 Thoufands have found the blefe'd effefl:. 

Nor longer mourn their lot; 

While on his forrows they refiedl. 

Their own are all forgot. . 

7 When they, by faith, behold the crofs, 

Tho' many griefs they meet ; . 
They draw again from ev'ry lofs. 
And fiQ4.tbie bitter fvtreet, 

XIV. C. JEHOVJH-ROPHi'--I am th^ 

Lord thaf healetb thee. Chiap. X7. 
I t^EALus, Emmanuel^ htxtyf^uc^. 
■^^ Waitina to feel thy/ touch ; 
Deep wounded fouls to thee repaAjr^ 
And, Saviour,.w£ are Cucfa. 
% Our feitb is feebje^wc confefs^. 
We faintly truft thy word i 
But wilt thou pity us the lefs ? 
Be that far from the Lord ! 

3 Remen^ber him who once apply M 

With ti'embling for relief i 
*« Lord, 1 believe, with tears -bp cry*d {k)i 
O help my uabclief/' ^ 

4 She icpi who toucb'd thee iq the prefs, 
; And healing virtue ftole, 

Was anfwer*d, ** DaMjf h ter, ga iij peace (/)y 
Thy faith hath made thoe whole.'* 
5^ConcealM amid the gathering throng. 
She would have (hun^d thy view \ 
And if her faith was firm and ftrong. 
Had flrong mifgivings too. 

6 Like 

if E X O D U S. Bk.K 

6 Like her, with hopes and fears, we come. 
To touch thee if we may j 
Oh ! fend us not defpairing home. 
Send none unhealed away. 

XV. M.ANNA. Chap. xvi. 18. 

1 %yf ANNA to Ifrael well fupply'd 
^^ The want of other bread ; 
While God is able to provide. 
His people fhall be fed« 
'2 (Thus tho' the corn and wine (hould fail^^ 
And creature-ftream^ be dry; 
The prayer of faith will ftrll prevail. 
For bleffings from on high.) 

^ Of his kind care how fweet a proof ! 
It fuited ev'ry tafte: 
Who gathered moft, had juft enough. 
Enough, who gather'd leaft. 

^ 'Tis thus our gracious Lord provides 
Our comforts and oCir cares ; 
His own unerring hand provides. 
And gives us each our (hares. 
^ He knows how much the weak can bear ; 
And helps them when they cry ; 
The ftrongeft have no ftreogth to (pare. 
For fuch he'll ftrongly try. 

(Daily they faw the Manna come. 
And cover all thegrpund j 
But what they tryM to keep at home. 
Corrupted foon was found; 

7 Vain 

Hy.i6. E X O D U S* 19. 

7 Vain their attempt to ftore it up, 
7 his was to tempt the Lord; 
Ifrael muft live by faith and hope^ 
And not upon a hoard. 

XVI. Manna hoarded. Chap. xvi. 2Dw 

I 'TpHE manna, favor'd Ifrael's meat, 

* Was gathered day by day j ^ 

When all the hoft was (erv'd, the heat 
Melted the reft away. 
!at In vain to hoard it up they try'd, 
Againft to-morrow came ; 
It then bred worms and putrify'if. 
And prov'd their fin and (hame. 

3 'Twas daily bread and would not keep,. 

But muft be ftill renew'd; 
Faith fhould not want a hoard ox heap, 
But truft the Lord for food. 

4 The truths by which the foul is fed,^ 

Muft thus be had afrefh ; 
For notions reftlng in the head,. 
Will only feed the flelh. 

5 However true, they have no life. 

Or undion to impart; 
They breed the worms of pride and firifej 
But cannot cheer the heart. 

6 Nor can the beft experience paft. 

The life of faith maintain \ 
The brightcft hope will faint at laft, 
Unlefs fupply*d again. 

7 Dear 

to E X O D U S. Fk.L- 

*l Dear Loft0» while we in pray'r are found. 

Do thou the Manna give \ 
Oh ! let It fall on all around. 

That we may eat and live, 

mybanmri Chap» xvii. 15, 

ijr» t> Y whom was David taught 
^ To aim the dreadful bl6w» 
When he Goliah fought, 
And laid the Gittite low ? 
Kofword nor fpear the firipling took^ . 
But chofe apebble from the brook. 
j^^Twas Ifr*ers God and king. 
Who fent him to the fight ; 
Who gave himilrength to fling. 
And (kill to aim aright. 
Ye feeble faints, your ftrcngth endures, . 
Becaufe ypung David's God is yours, 

3 Who orilercd Gideon forth, 

To ftormth' invaders* camp (w), 
With arms of little worth, 

A pitcher and a lamp ? 
^he trumpets madehis coming known,' 
And all the hoft was overthrown. 

4 Oh ! I have feen the day^ 

When with a fingle word, 
God helping me to fay. 
My truft is in the Lord, 
My foul has queird a thoufand £aies, 
Bearlefs of all that could oppofe. 

(«) Judgei vii, aot ^^ 

5 But 

HV. i8. E X O D U S^ ax 

5 But unbelief, felf-will, 

,Self*righteoufnefe and pride. 
How ofttn do they fteal, 
My wthfiWi from n>y fide ? 
^Yet David's Lord, and Gid^on'ff friend, 
Will hejp hisifervant to the end. 

XVIIL The golden calf. Chap, xxxii. 4, 41, 
t T117HEN Ifrael Jieard the fiery law, 
^^ From Sinai's top proclaimed; 
Their Jiearts fecm'd full of hefy awe. 
Their ftubborn fpirits tam*d* 

.2 Yet, as forgettlng^all they knew. 
Ere forty days were paft. 
With blazing Smai ftill in view, - 
A molten calf they caft. 

3 vYea, Aaron, God's anointed prieft, • 

Who on the mbunt had been, ^ 
He durft prepare the idoUbeait, 
And lead them on to fin, 

4 Lord, what is man, and what-are we, 

Torecompenfethee thus ! 
In theiroffence our- own "^e fee, 
. Their ftory points at tis. 

5 From Sinai we have heard thee ipeak^ 

And from mount Calv'ry too j 
And yet to idols oft we feek. 
While thou art in our view. 

6 Some golden calf, or golden dream. 

Some fancied creaturc-good , 
Prefumes to (hire the heart with him. 
Who bought the -vfhol'e Wv^i^ V»Vi«i4r^ 



7 Lord, fave us from our golden calves. 
Our fin with grief we own 5 
W€ would no more be thine by halves. 
But live to thee alone. 


XIX. Ihe true Aaron. Chap. viii. 7 — 9; 
I QEE Aaron, God's anointed prieft, 
O Within the vail appear, 
IhTobes of myftic meaning dreft, 
Prefenting Ifrael's prayer. 

a The plate of gold which crowns his brows^ 
His holinefs defcribes ; 
His breaft difplays in ihining rows. 
The names of all the tribes. 

3 WTrth the atoning blood he ftands 

Before the mercy-feat ; 
And clouds of incenfe from his hands 
Arife with odour fweet. 

4 Urim and Thummim near his heart. 

In rich engravings worn. 
The facrcd light of truth impart. 
To teach and to adorn. 

5 Thro' him the eye of faith defcries 

A greater Prieft than he : 
Thus Jesus pleads above the fkies. 

For you, my friends, and me. 
^ He bears the names of all his faints. 

Deep on his heart engrav'd ; 
^^Aitentive to the ftate and wants 
^^■Bf all his love has fav'd. 

:1Iy.:20- NUMBERS. 23 

7 In him a hoi inefs complete. 

Light and perfections fhine ; 
And vf'i{d(^y grace, and glory meet; 
A Saviour all divine. 

$ The blood, which as a Prieft he bears 
For finners, is his own ; 
The incenfe of his pray'rs and tears 
Perfume the holy throne. 

^ In him my weary foul has reft. 
Though I am weak and vile ; 
I read my name upon his breaft. 
And fee the Father fmile. 


XX. BALAAM'S wijh(m). Chap, xxiii. 10, 

I TTOW bleft the righteous are 
XX When they refign their breath ! 
No wonder Balaam wifh'd to ihare 
In fuch a happy death. 

a <* Oh ! let me die, faid he. 
The death the righteous do ; 
When life is ended let me be 
Found with the faithful few.*' 

3 The force of truth, how great ! 
When enemies confefs, 
Nohe but the righteous, whom they hate, 
A folid hope pofTefs. 

{m) Book III, Hymn 7i« j 

/a4 J O S H U A; Bc,i. 

.4 But Balaam's wiih was vatn^ 
His* heart "was infincere; 
He thirfted for unrighteous gain^ 
And fought a portion here. 

5 He feem'd the Lord to know. 

And to ofFend him loth ; 
But Mammon prov'd his otrertbroWf 
. For none can ferve them both; 

6 May you, my friends, and I, 

Warning from hence receive 1 
If like thq righteous we would die^ 
To choofe the life they live. 

XXI. GIB EON. Chap. X. 6. 
-I \X7HEN Jofhua by God's command^ 
^^ Invaded Canaan's guilty land, 
Gibeon, unlike the nations round, 
Submiffidn made, and mercy found. 

2 Their ftubborn neighbours who enragMy 
United war againft them Wag'd, 

By Jofhua foon were overthrown. 
For Gibeon's caufe was now his own* 

3 He from whofe arm they ruin fear'd. 
Their leader and aJly appeared ; 

An emblem of the Saviour's grace. 
To thofe who humbly feek his face. 
^ The men of Gibeon wore dtfguife. 
And gain'd their peace by framing lies ; 
^^^MT Joihualiad no pow'r to'fparc, 
^^^■phad Imown from whence thev were. 

Hy.22. JUDGES. 2S 

5 But Jesus invitation fends. 
Treating with rebels as his friends ; 
And holds the promife forth in view. 
To all who for his mercy fue. 

6 Too long his goodnefs I difdain'd, . 
Yet went at laft and peace obtained ; 
But foon the noife of war I heard. 
And' former friends in arms appeared. 

7 Weak in myfelf for help I cry'd. 
Lord, I am prefs'd on ev'ry fide ; 
The caufe is thine, they fight with me^ 
But ev'ry blow is aim'd at thee, 

8 With fpced to my relief he came^ 
And ]put my enemies to (hame ; . 
Thus fav'd by grace I live to fing 
The love and triuiflphs eif my King; . 


laO'KJi fend peace. Chap. vi. 24, 

1 TESUS, whofe blood fo freely ftream'd 
J To fatisfy the law's demand ; 

By thee from guilt and wrath rcdeemM, 
Before the Father's face I ftand, 

2 To rQconcile offending man. 
Made Juftice drop her angry rod ; 

What creature could have form'd the plan. 
Or who fulfill it but a God ? 

2 No drop remains of all the curfc. 
For wretches wbo dcf^rv'd tiv^N^^^^^V- 
C 1 

26 , JUDGES. Bic.1. 

No arrows dipt in wrath to pierce 
The guilty, but returning foul. 

4 Peace by iuch means fo dearly bougfit^ 
What rebel could have hop'd to fee ? 
Peace, by his iiyur'd fovereign wrought-^ 
His foy'reign fattened to the tree. 

j Now, Lord, thy feeble woob prepare] 
For ft rife with earth and hell hegins j 
Confirm and grrd me for the war. 
They hate the foul that bates his Ibis* 

6 Let them in hoirrid leagtie agree I 
They may aflanh^ they, may diftrefs ^ 
Biit cannot iquench thy love to me, 
Mor rob me <tf the Lokd my peae«. 

XXIir. GIDEON*sJkM. Chap, yl 37-**40# 

1 ^HE figns which God to Gideon gave^ 

•*• His holy SovVeignty made known ; 
That He alone has powV to fave. 
And claims the glory as his own. 

2 The dew which firft the fleeCe hgd fill'd^ . 
When all the earth was dry around j . 
Was from it afterwards withheld. 

And only fell iy>on the ground* 

3 To Ifrael thus the heav'nly dew 

Of faving truth was long refirain'd $ 
Of which the Gentiles nothing knev^^ 
But dry and defolate remain'd. 

4 But now the Gentiles have received 
The balmy dew of gofpel peace ;. 
And Ifrael, who his fpirit grievM, ' 

Is tift adry and empty icccc. ' . 

Hv.24. J U D G E S. 27 

5 This dew ftill falls at his command^ 
To keep his cbof^pa plants alive ; 
They (hall, tho' in a thirfty lanci. 
Like willows bjr the waters thrivt ()»). 

6 But chiefly whea h'k% people meet. 
To hear bi» wdr4 apd feek his face ; 
The gentle dew, with influence fweet^ 
Defcends and npurifhes their grace. 

7 But ah ! what numbers ftill are dead^ 
Tho' under means of grace they lie I 
The dew ftiil falling round their head. 
And yet their heart Untouched and dry» 

8 Dear Saviour, hear us when we call^ 
To wreftling prayV an anfwor give ; 
Pour down thy dew upon us all. 
That all may fee), and all m^ live. 

XXIV. SAMPSON'S lion. Chap. xiv. 8' 

X IT^HElion that on Sampfon roar'd, 

i And thirfted forWs blood j^ 

With hon^ afterwards was ftQr'cf, 

And furnifh'd him with food« 

2 Believers, as they pafs along. 

With many lions meet. 
But gather fweetnefs from the firong, 
And from the eater, meat. 

3 The lions rage and roar in vain. 

For Jesus is their Ihield ; 
. Their loffcs prove a certain gain. 
Their troubles comfort yield. 

4 Th« world and Satan join their ftrengtb. 

To fiVl their fouls with fears i 

C % ^V^ 

28 I. S A M U E L. BkTT, 

But crops of joy they reap at length. 
From what ihey fow in tears, 

5 Afflid'ons make them love the word. 

Stir up their hearts to pray'r ; 
And many precious proofs afford. 
Of their Redeemer's care. 

6 The lions roar but cannot kill. 

Then fear them not, my friends. 
They bring us, tho' againft their will. 
The honey Jksus fends. 


XXV. HANNAH', cr the Throne of 
grace. Chap. i. i8. 

1 \7[7HEN Hannah prefs'd with grief^ 
^^ Poiir'd forth her foul in pray'r \ 

She quickly found relief. 
And left her burden there : 
Like her, in ev^ry trying cafe. 
Let us approach the throne of grace. 

2 When flie began to pray. 
Her heart was pain'd and fad ^ 
But ere (he' went away,. 

Was comforted and glad : 
In trouble, what a fefting pla9e, 
Have they who know the throne, of grfice ! 

. 3 Tho' men an4, devils rage, , 
And devour; 
The faints/ ffoni age to age. 
Are fafc i^fX^iiH their pow'r; 

Hy.2S. I. S A M U E L. 29 

Frefh ftrength they-gain to run their race. 
By waiting at the throne of grace, 

4 Eli her cafe miftook. 
How was her fpirit mqy'i 
By his unkind rebuke ? 

But God her caufe approv'd. 
We need not fca^r a creature's face, 
While welcome at.a.throne of grace. 

5 She was not fiUM with wine, 

As Eli rafbly thmight ; 
But with a faith divihe. 

And found the help (he fought: 
Tho* men defpife and call us bafe. 
Still let us ply the throne of grace* 
' 6 Men have not pow'r or (kill. 

With troubled fouls to bear j ^ 

Tho* they exprefs good-will. 
Poor comforters they are : 
But fwelling forrows fink apace. 
When we approach the throne of graceV 

7 Numbers before have try*d. 

And found the promife true 9 
Nor yet one been deny'd. 

Then why Ihould I or you ? 
Let us by faith their footfteps trace^ 
And haft^n to the throne of grace. 

8 As fogs obfcure the light. 

And taint the morning air ; 
But foon are put to flight. 
If the bright fun appear ; 
Thus Jesus will o\ir troubles chafe. 
By ftining from the throne of grace (o)i 
^ C3 XX VL 

(0 Book n. Hymn 61 • 


30 I. S A M U E L. Bic.1. 

XXVI. DAGON hifiri ih$ Ark^ 
Ciap. V. 4, 5. 

1 \X7HEN firft to make my heart his own» 

^^ The Lord revcalM his mighty grace j 
Self reign*d, like Dagon, on the throne. 
But could not long maintain \\,t place. 

2 It felt, and own'd the pow'r divine, ' 
(Grace can with cafe the vift'^y gain) 
But foon this wretched heart of minr,t 
ContrivM to fet it up. again. 

3 Again the Lord his name pToclaim'd^ 
And brought the hateful ic^ol tow; 
Theq felf, like Dagon, troken, maim*d^ 
Secm'd ta receive a mortal blow. 

4 Yet feff is not of life Tjerefr, 
Nor ceafes to oppofe liis will ; 
Tho' but a maimed iftamp te left, 
*Tis Dagon, ^;is an Idol ttill. 

5 Lord ! muft I always^guiltjr prove. 
And idols in my heart have room (f) I • 
Oh ! let the fire of heavenly love. 
The very ftump of felf conVume. 

furrendir iff all. Chap. vi. 1 2. 

1 fTTVlE kine nnguided went 
JL By the diredleft road ; 
Wncn the Philiftines homeward fent 
Thp a^k of Ifrael's God. 

2 L(>w<« 

naTi^ I. &A M U E L; 31 

2 Lowing they pafs'd along. 

And left thctr calves ibottip ; 
They felt an inftma for their youngs 
But woold DOt turn or ftop, 

*'3 Shall brutes, devoid of thought. 
Their Maker's will obey ; 
^nd we,, who by his grace are taught, 
More ftubborn prove than they i 

4 He (hed his precious blood 

To make us his alone; 
If wafli'd in that atoning flood 
We are no more our own. 

5 If he his will reinieal. 

Let us obey his call ; 
And think whatever the flefii may foel^ 
His lore defervfss our a|l* 

-6 Wo (hodid maintain. in view 
His glory, as our end 5 
Too much we ogaajothea^r, coTida^ 
For fuch.a laatchiefs friend. 

7 His faints fboi^dftand prepared. 

In duty's path to run ^ 
Nor count their ,greateft trials h|ird^ 
So that his will be dpne« 

8 With Jesus foftour guide. 

The path is ^afe though rough .; 

The promiC<; feysi* " I will provide/^ 

And faith replies, ^[ EaQughP* 


32 L S A M U E L. Bk.I. 

XXVIII. . SAUVs armour. Ch»p. xvii. 
• 38-40- 

1 "1X7 HEN firft my foul enlifted 

VV My Saviour's foes to fight ; 
Miftaken friends infifted 

hiVfAS not arm'd aright : 
So Saul advifed Dgyid ^ - 

He certainly would fail ; •: 

Nor could his life be faved J 

Without a coat of mail. 

2 But David, tho^ he yiefded 

To put the armor on 
Soon found he could not wieM it. 

And venter'd forth with none. 
With only fling and pebble 

He fought the fight of fafth ; 
The weapons feem d but feeble. 

Yet proved Goliath's deatl. 

3 Had Ivby bim been guided. 

And quickly thrown away 
The arnwr men provided, 

I might have gain'd the day 5 
But arm*d as they advis'd me. 

My expeftations fail'd ; < 

My enemy furpriz'd me. 

And had almoft prevail'd 

4 FurniihM wlih books and notions. 

And argumeiits and pride 5 
I praftrs'd all my motions, 
♦ 'And Satan's pow'r ^Icfy'd : 


Wr.^g. II. S A M U E L. 33 

But fooon perceiv/d with trouble, 
That thefe would do no good ^ 

Iron to him is ilubble (jf}. 
And brais^ like rotten wood. 

5 I triumph'd at ^a xtiftance 

While he W^ out of fight. 
But faint was my refinance 

When forc'dtojoin in fight: 
He broke my fword in (hivers,'^ 

Aria" pierc'd niy Iwafted fliield j 
Ifaugh'd at n(iy vain endieavors. 

And drove nje front the field, ' . 

6 Satan will not be braved ' / ' = 

By fuch a worm as I ; ' r 
Then let me learn with David,, . 

To truft in the Moft High j ' 'l 

To plead the hanie of Jesus, ; 

And ufe the fling of pray'r ; ;, 
Thus arm'd, when Satan fees us 

He'll tremble and defpair. ' 

IT. S . A M U E L. - 
XXIX. D J FID'S fall. Cliap. xi. 27, 

1 TJOW David, when by fin deceived, 
■** From bad to worfe went on I 
For when the Holy Spirit's gricv*d. 
Our ftrength and gurd are gone« 
St His eye on Bathfheba once fiz'd. 
With poifon fiU'd his foul 9 

c 5 He 


3+ n. S A M U E L. Bicfci 

He ventured on «dult*ry »ext. 
And murder crowri'd the whole. 

3 So from a fpark of fire at fii-ft. 

That has not been defcry*d ; 
A dreadful flame has often burft^ - 
And ravag^ far and wi4e, 

4 When fin deceives it hardens too^ 

For tho* he vainly fought 
To hide his crimes from public vieWg 
Of God he little thought, 

5 He neither would, nor could repent^ 

No true compun£^ion felt^ 
*Till God in mercy Nathan fent. 
His ftubbprn heart to melt. 

€ The parable held forth a fafiy 
Dcfign'd hi# cafe to ihpw j , 
But tho' the pi^lure was exzSt, 
Himfelf bp did not know« 

J <« Thou art the tmu^** thejiniphet faid^ 

That word his flumber broke ; 
And when he own'd his fin and pray*d. 
The Lord forgivenefst fpoke. 

8 Let thpfe who think the^ ftaod. beware^. 
Fo;-. David flood before; 
Nor let the fallen foul defpoir. 
For mjcrcy caa rcfbre. 

XXX- Js this thy kindntfi t9 tif friiui.. 
Chap. xvi. 17. 

^ T^OOR, weak, and wcctfalc6xho'Ia«9 
Jf^ I baye 4 rich almi,gKty friend i 


m. 36; II. tA'U U £ L, 3( 

j£sus, the Saviour^ is his naoae. 
He freely lovies, aad without end. 

2 He ranfom'd me from hell with blqtd^ 
And by hrs f6m^r ^ijr foes contrbll'dl; 
He found me, wand'ring far from God, 
And brought me tb hischofen fold. 

3 He cheers my heart, iny wants fupplies, - 
And fays that I fliall Shortly be 
Enthroned with him abov^ the ikies, * 
Oh ! ' what a friend is Cmt i st to me* 

4- But ah! my. iftmoft fplf'it mbuffis. 
And welt iny eyes with t^iHrs may fwiolji 
To think of my peiverfc returns; 
I've been a faithlefs friend to bim. 

5 Often my 'gracious friend I grieve, - 
f«fegle<a, diftnift, and dHbl^y, 
And often Satan's lies believe. 
Sooner than all my friend can fay* « 

6 Ke bids me always freely come. 
And promifes whate'er 1 aflc : 

But 1 am ftrait'ned, cold and dumb. 

And count my priviledge a talk. 
y Before the world that hates his caufe. 

My treach'rbUs heart has throbb'd with 
- (hame; 

Loth to forego the world's applaufe, 

I hardly dare avowhis name. 
8 Sure were not I moft vile and bafe, 

I could not thus my friend requite I 

And were not he the God of grace, 

HtM frown and ipurn me from his light. 

h K I N G Si 

3i 1»- K I N G Bic. L - 

L k I N G S. , 

XXXJij'JJkwbatJJbtiligJveihee. Chap, iiir 5. 

J /^OME, my foul, thy fuit prepare, 
^J^ loyes to anfwer pray'r j 
He nimfelf has bid thee pray. 
Therefore will not; fay thee nay* 

2 Thou art coining taa King (r) 
Large petitions witlv thee bring ; 
Ferbb grace andjjpw'r arc fuch^ . 
None can ever afl^ too. much. 

3 With my burden I begin. 
Lord, remove this load of fin ! 

Let thy blood, for finners fpilt, » 

Set my confcience free from guilt. 

4 Lord ! I come to thee for reft. 
Take polTefBon of my breaft ; 

There thy blood-bo'iLjht right maintain,. 
And without a rivai reign. 

5 As the image in the glafs 
Anfwers the beholder's face; 
Thus unto my heart appear. 
Print thine own refemblance there. 

% While 1 am a pilgrim h^re, 
Let thy love my fpirit cheer ; 
As my Gui^e^ my Guard, my Friend, 
Lead me to my journey '« end. 

^ ' . 7 Sbw 

Hy.j^ I. K I N G S. 37 , 

7 Shew me what I have to do, • 

Ev'ry hour my ftrength renew ; 
Let roe live a life of faith, .i ^ . / 

Let me die thy peoples death. 

XXXII. Amthif. 

J TF Solomon for wifdom pray'd, 

^ The Lord before had maJe him wife^ 
Elfe he anpther choice ha^d macfe. 
And afk for what the worldlings pri^e, 

2 Ihus he invites his people fiill. 

He firft inftrudls them how to chopfe; 
Then bid^ them aflc wha^e cr they virfll, 
Affur'd that He will not refute. 

3 Our wiflies would our ruin prove,' 
Couid we our wretched choice obuin > 
Before we feel the Saviour's love , 
Kindle our love to him again. 

4 But when our hearts perceive his worth, 
Defires, till then unknown, tate place 5 
Our fpii^ifs cleave j^o more to earth. 
But pant for holinefs and ^race. 

5 And daft thou fay, ** Afk whaf thoti wilt?" 
LoRi;, I wouM feize thegolden hour j 

I pray to be released from guilt. 

And freed from fin and Sati»n s pow'r, 

6 More cA thy prefcnce. Lord, impart. 
More of thine image let mc bear ; 
Erecl thy throne within my heart, 
And reign without a rival there. 

1 Ci\n^ 

38 I. KIN G S; Bk.L 

7 Give me to rea4 my pardon feal'^dl. 
And from tiiy joy to draw my fifengtb j 
To have thy botindlefs Iwre r cvoal'd 

In allits height, aiMlbreacMr aad length.- 

8 Grant thefe requefts, lafknomore. 
But to thy caie the reft refign ; 
Sick or in health)- or rich, or poor. 
All (hall be weU if thou art mine. 

XXXilL Another, 

1 WEbold the tiirone of grace ! 
^ Thepromtfe calK me heal* ; 

There Jesus fhews a (filing face. 
And vnAt% to ztifwer prayer, 

2 That rich atoning blood. 
Which fprjnkled round I fee ; 

Provides for thbfe who come to GoDJ 
A n all-prevailing plea, 

3 My foul afk what thou wilt, 
Thoil cuitt hot be too bold ; 

Since his o^ blOod for thee he fpilt^ 
What feife caiii -be withold. 

4 Beyond thy utmoft wants 
His love and pow'r can Uefs ; 

To praying fouls he always grants^ 
More than they can exprefs. 

5 Since 'tis the Lord's command. 
My mouth I open wide j^ 

I/ORD open thou thy bounteous hand. 
That I may be fupply'd. 

6 Thine 

Hy*3i. I* K I N G $• 39 

6 Thine image^ Lo&i># beftoW) 
Thy prefenceand thy love^ 

I aik to ferve/thee hercibelowt 
And idga With tbco above* 

7 Teacbiiiet»)tvebyiuitb» 
Conform my win to thine; 

Let me vidorioits be in deatb^ 
And then in glorjrfliine* 

8 If thou thefe bleffings give. 
And wilt my portion be ; 

Cheerful the world's poor toys I lea?^ 
To them who know not thee* 

XXXIV. ^m of 8HEBA. 
Chap. X. i-^* 

I p'RpM Sheba a diftant report 
^ Of Solompn's glory and fame. 
Invited the queen to his court, 
But aU was outdone when Ibe came ; 
She cry'd,. with a pfeafiogfurprize. 
When firft (he before Um appeared,. 
** How much, what I fee with my eyes^ 
** Surpafles the runyu: I beardP 

a When once to Jeruialem^ come, 

The Creafure and train ike bad bioiigbt >^ 
The wealth One pofleiied at home. 
No longer bad place in her thought | 
£Sf; houfe, ibii attendants, i^^ throne, 
AU firuck her with wonder and awe j 
The glory of Solomon lhoAt| 
In every object Ihe faw« 

40 L K I N G S. Bk,I; 

3 But Solomon moft (he admur'd, 
Whofe fpirrt coudufie'd tne whole ; 
His wiidom, which God had infpir'd. 
His bounty an* greaenefs of foul j 
Of aii the hard queftions fhe put, 
A ready folution he (hew'd 
Exceeded her wifh and her fuit, 
And more then (he aflc'd him beftow'd« 

4 Thus I when the gofpel prockim'd •" , 

The Saviour's great name in my ears. 
The wifdom for which he is fam'd. 
The love which to finners he bears 5 
I longed, and 1 was not deny'd. 
That I in his prefence might bow; 
1 faw, and tranfported Icry*d, 
^* A greater than Solomon Thou !'* 

5 My confci^nce no comfort could find, 
by doubt and hard queftions opposM ; 
Bur ii;; leftor'd peace to my mind. 
And -mfwer'd each doubt I proposed : 
Behoi.:ing me poor and drftrefi^'d,' ' 
His houmy fupply'd ail my wants; 
My pr.:^ i could have never exprcfs'd, * 
Sp much a? this Solombn grants. 

5 I heard, and was flow to believe. 
But now with my eyes i behold. 
Much mo:e than mv* heart could conceive^ 
Or language 'Ould ev^r have told : 
How happy thv fervants muft be, 
Who always before thee appear ! 
Vcu-hiafe, Lord, this bieifing to mcy 
I find a is good to be here, 


By. 35- I. K I N G S. 41 

XXXV. ELIJAH fed by ravem {$). 
Chap^-xvii. 6. 

I 1^ L I J A H's example declares, 
*-^ Whatever diftrefs may betide ; 
The faints may commit all their cares 
.To him who will furely provide : 
When rain long virithheld from the earth 
Occafion'd a famine of bread % 
The prophet, fecure from the dearth. 
By ravens was conftantly fed. 

7. More likely to rob than to feed. 
Were ravens who live upon prey ; 
But when the Lord's people have need. 
His goodnefs will find out a way : 
This inftance to thofe may feem ftrange. 
Who know not how faith can prevail i 
But fooner all nature (hall change. 
Than 6ne of God's promiies fail. 

3 Nor is it a (ingular cafe. 
The wonder is often renew'd; 
And many can fay, to his praife, 
He fends them by ravens their food : 
Thus worldlings, tho' ravens indeeil, 
Tho- greedy and felfifli their mind, • 
If God has a fervant to feed, 
Againft their own wills can be kind. 

4 Thus Satan, tbat raven unclean, 
Who croaks in the ears of the faints; - 
Compeird by a power unfeen, . 
Adouaifters oft to their wants : 

. -Gop 

(0 Book ITT, Hymn 57. 

4X L K I N G ^. ^K.h 

God teaches tbem how to find food 
Fwm an the temptaRtioQ? they ftel j 
This raven, ^o thi rOs for my blood> 
Has help'd me to many a meal; 

5 How iffie andbow bappy are they 
Who on theigbod Shepherd rely f ^ 
He gives thorn out ftrength for their dajr^. 
Their wants he will furely Aippl; : 
He ravens and lions can tame. 
All creatures obey bis command i 
Then let me rejoice in his name. 
And leave all my cares in his hand.. 

XKKVi. ntm»laf0icruifirf9m 
Chap.KVii. r6. 

} 1> Y the poor v^idow's oil and meaS: . 
•" fifitah was fuftain-d ; 
Tho' fUtl the ib>dLitlatjbedweU^ 
For OOD the ^ore maintained. 

2 It feem'd as if from clay to day^ 

They were to cat and die j. 
But flill,, thd' in a fecret way. 
He Ten t a freih fupply. 

3 Thus tpbiSipoor heftrll will give 

JuA for the rprefent hour ; 
But far^ tOrmorrow they muft live 
Upon his word and powV. 

i^ Nojbam 4sr ftDrebofe they pofiiffs 
On which they am dcpenid ; 
Yet havexio cauife to Csar dtftreft^ 
For Jbsusis theif friend, 

5 Thea 

Hy.37- "• KINGS, 43 

5 Then let no doubts your «iiMd ftflai^ 

Remember) 66D hdft Aiid) 
<« The cruife and barrd fhzll not fail, 
^* My peopie ihall be (ed.'^ 

6 And thus tho* faint it often feems. 

He keeps their grace alive ; 
Supply'd by his rcfrefhingftrcams. 
Their dying hopes revive^ 

J Tho'in ourfelves we have no ftock, 
The Lord is nigh to fave; 
His door flies op^n when we knock^ 
And 'tis but alk and haye. 

!!• KINGS. 

XXXVIL yBRlCHOi Or.tbi nMtrs 
heaM. Chap. ii. i^~22« 

1 np HO' Jericho plea£intl7 ftood, 

^ And looJc'd libs a promifiAg foil | 
Theharvftft {NKKiuc'd Uul« food. 
To anfwer the huflMildiliati'« toik 
The wAter Tonne ;^fop«rty bad. 
Which poifiMioiis pvov'd to the gromidi 
The fprings vmit «orFu|>ted and had^ 
The ftreams fpfe^d a bftfreneft founds 

2 But foon by the cruife and the fait, 
Pnrpar'd by £K(ha's conmand > 
The water was cur'dof its fault. 
And plenty enriched the land : 
An emblem fure thisrof the n^ace 
Oa fruitlefs dead finnersbefiow'di 

4+ II. K I N G S. Bk.1I. 

For man is in Jericho's cafe. 
Till cur'd by the mercy of Goo. 

3 How noble a creature he feems ! 
What knowledge, invention and fkilll 
How targe andextenfive his fcemes ! 
How much can he do if he will ! 

His zeal to be learned and wife. 
Will yield to no limits or bars j 
He meafures the earth and the (kies^ 
And numbers and marlhals the ftars. 

4 Yet ftill he is barren of good ; 
In vain are his talents and art ^ 
For fin has inf<^ed his blood. 

And poifon'd tfte ftreams of fajs he^rt : . 
Tho' cockatrice eggs he c^n hatch (u) 
Or, fpiderlike, cobwebs can weaver .... 
*Tis madnefs to labour and watch 
For what will dcftroy or deceive. 

5 But grace, like the fait in the.cruiie. 
When caft in the fpring of the foul ^ ' 
A wonderful change will produce, 
DiflFufing new life thro' the whole : 
The wiidernefs bjooms Kke a rofe, ' 
The heart which was vile and abhorr'd ;« 
Now fruitful and beautiful grows. 
The garden and joy of the Lord. 

XXXVill. N A AM AM. Chap. v. 14; 

X nEFORE Elifha'sgatc " ' . 
^ The Syrian leper flood i 

.. But 

(«) Ifilahlix^s* 

Hy.38. II. KINGS. 45 

But could not brook to wait. 

He deem'd himfelf too good : 
He thought the prophet would attend. 
And not to him a meiTage fend, 
i Have I this journey come. 

And will he not be feen ? 
I were as well at home. 

Would waihing make me clean % 
Why muft I wafti in Jordan's flood ? 
Damafcus*^ rivers ate as good. . . 

3 Thus by hjs fbplifli pride 

He almoft* mifs'd a cure ; 
Howt'er at length he try'd. 
And found the method fure : 
Soon as Hs'piide was brought to yield. 
The leprofy was quickly heal'd. 

4 Leprous and proud as he. 

To Jesust thus 1 came y 
From fin to fet me free. 

When fiift:* heard his fame: 
Surely, thought I, my pompous train 
Of vows and tears !wi 11 notice gain, 

5 My heart devis'd the way 

Whi^h \ foppos'd he'd takej 
And when 1 found delay, 
Was re^dy tci go back : 
Hacf he fome painiful tafk enjoin'd, 
I to performance feem'd inclia'd, 
6 When b-y his word' he fpake. 
That fbuhtsiin open'd fecj . 
'Twas^op^n'd for thy fake, 
^* Go Vaih,; and thou m ii^^'^"" . 

46 IL K I N G S. Bk.X« 

Oh I how did my proud besrt gaiaTayt 
I fear'd to traft this fimple waj. 
7 At length I trial made. 

When I had much endur*d; 
The medagc I obey'd, 

I waih'd> and I was cur'd: 
Sinners this healing fountain try. 
Which cleans'd a wretch fo vite as h 

XXXIX. 7b4 hrrnuid ax. Chap, vi. 5, 6« 

1 np H £ prophet's fons in times of old^ 

* Tho* to appearance poor ; 
Were rich without poffefllng gol^^ 
And honorM, tho* obfcure. 

2 In peace their daijy bread they cat. 

By honeft labour eamM ; ^ 
While daily at Elifba's feet« 
They grace and wifHom lesurn'd« 

3 The prophet's prefence cheerM tHeir toil^ 

They watchM die words he {poke} 
Whether they turned the furrow'd foilf 
Or feird the fpreading oak. 

4 Once as they liflen'd to his theme. 

Their conference was ftoppM ; 
For one beneath the yielding ftreami 
A borxow'd ax had dropped. 

5 << Alas ! it was npt mine, he faid. 

How fhall I make it good r" 
Eliflia heird, and whea he pray'd^ 

iair4*. K- It r N G Si 4; 

6 If Gep, in Qxoh a fnmll affs^ir^ 

A miracle performs ; 
It Qkws his coiidefcending care . 
Of pooc uoiforthy worms* 

7 Tho* kings and nations in his vif w 

Are but $ik motes and duft ; 
His eye and ear are fixM on you 
Who in his ipercy truft. 

"8 Not one concern of ours is fmall, 
' Ifwefcefotigtohrai; 
To teach us this, the Lord of all, 
Once made the iron fwim* 

XL. Mm With MS than with tbem. Chap« vi. ijg 

1 A LAS ! Eliflia's fcrvant cry% 
♦*- When he the S)rrian army fpy 'd ; 
But he was foon released from care^ 
In aaiwer to the piopliet's pray'n 

2 Straitway he iaw« with other eyet^ 
A greats army from the fties; 

A fiery guard aromid the bill» 
Thus are the faints preferved ftilL 

3 When Satan a6d his hoft appear. 
Like him of old, I faint and fear; 
Like him, by faith, with joy I fee, 
A greater hoft engaged for me* 

4 The faints efpoufe my caufe by pray'r. 
The angels make my foul their care 1 
Mine is the promife feal'd with blood. 
And Js9V8 lives to make it good. 



XLI. FaitVs review and expeSiatm: 
Chap. xvii. 16,^7* 

1 A Mazing grace ! (how fwect the found) 
-^^^ That iav'd a wretch like me ! 
I once was loft, but now am founds 
Was blind, but now I fee. 

% 'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear^ 
And grace my fears relieved ; 
How precious did that grace appear. 
The hour I firft believ'd ! 

3 Thro* many dangers, toils and fnares^ 

I have already come ; 
*Tis grace has brought me fafe thus far. 
And grace will lead me home. 

4 The Lord has promis'd good to me. 

His word my hope fecures ; 
He will my fhield and portion be. 
As long as life endures. 

5 Yes, when this flefli and heart fhall fail. 

And mortal life fhall ceafe ; 
I fhall pofFcfs, within the vail, 
A life of jpy and peace. 

6 The earth fhall foon diflblve like fnow. 

The fun forbear to fhine ; 
But God who call'd me here below,' ' 
Will be for ever mine. 



Hy..4^ N B H £ M^I a n. 49 

N EiH EcM I A H. 

XLIL ^ jty iftbi Lord isysurjltinj^^ 
Cliap. ix, io« 

1 TOY is r fruit that will not grow 
J In^nature's barren foil ; 

AH' we can boaft till 'Christ weknow^ • 
Is vanity and toil. 

2 But where the Lord has^planted grace;^ 

And made his glories known ; 
Thiere fruits of heavenly joy and peace 
Arc found^ and there al|^ne. 

-3 A bleeding Saviour te^n by faith, . 
A fenie^ of pard'ning love ; 
A hope that triumphs over death. 
Give joys like thofe above* 

4 To take a glimpfe'within thevail. 

To know that God is mine; 
Are fprings of joy that never fail> 
Unfpeakable ! divine! 

5 Thefeare the joys which fatisfy> 

And (aildify the mind ; 
Which make the fpirit mount' on higi^ 
And leave the world behind. 

6 No more^ believers, mourn your lotj 

Bht if you are the Lord's i 
Refign to them that know him nd»ty 
Such joys as earth aiF<irds« 

50 JOB. Bit.I« 


XLIII* Obihatlwtnasinnmtbipqfil 
Chap, xxix, %. 

1 eWEET was the time when firft I felt 
" The Saviom't pard'ning blood 
Apply'd, tocleanfe my foul from guiky 
And bring me home to God. 
% Soon as the morn the li^ht reveaTd, 
His praifes tunM my tongue; 
And when the evening ffiadeis prevafl'd^ 
His love was all my fong. 

3 In vain the tempter (pread his wiles. 

The world no more could charm | ' 

I liv'd upon my Saviour's fmiles^ 
And lean'd upon bis arm. 

4 In ^*^ ^y ^^^^ ^'^^ "^^ ^^ LoRD^ 

And faw his glory fhine ; 
And when I read bis holy word^ 
I caird each promife mine. 

5 Then to his faints I often fpoke. 

Of what his love had done ; 
But now my heart it almpft broke. 
For all my joys are gone. 

6 Now when the evening (hade prevails^. 

My foul in darknefs mourns ; 
And when the morn the light feteaTs, 
No light to me returns. 

7 My prayers are now a chattering noifCj^ 

For J fisus hides lii) face i 

I read^ 

Hy, 4^. JOB* 51 

I read, the promife meets my eyes. 

But will not reach^ my cafe* 
8 Now Satan threatens <tO' prevail. 

And make my foul his;pr6y ; 
Yet, L^RD, Ibj mtrciesicamiot fail, 

O come without 4eiay« 

XUV. TbicbangH^h 

1 CAviour fhine and cheer ftny foul^ 
^ Bidmy dying hopes rerive 1 
Make my wounidiKl (fint whole* 
Fat. avctay the tempter drive : 

Speak the word and fet nc free, 
ZJet me live alone to thee, 

2 Shall I figb and pray in vajn. 
Wilt thou ftill refufe to hear $ 
Wilt thou not return again, 
Muft I yield to black defpair i 

Thou haft taught my heart to pray, 
Canft jftou turn thy .face away r 

3 Once I thought my mountain ftrong. 
Firmly fix'd no more to move ; 
Then thygrace was all my fong. 
Then my foul was fill'd with love : 

Thofe were happy goldien days. 
Sweetly fpent in pray -r and praife. 

4 Whenmy friends have faid,<^Beware> 
Soon or kte youMl find a change ;'' 

I could fee na caufe for fear, - 
Vain their caution ieem'd and firange : 

Da Not 

(x) Book II. H^rma 34, lAd Book UV ¥i:s«At^^% 

it PSA L M S. JBK..t. 

Not a cloud obfcur'd my iky, 
Could I think a tempefl nigh i 

5 Little, then, myfelf I knew. 

Little thought of Satan's pow*i; 

Now I find their words were tru^j^ 

Now I feel the ftormy hour ! 
Sin has put my joys to flight. 
Sin has changed my day to night. 

JS Satan aiks and mocks my woe, 

" Boafier, where is now your GodV[ 
Silence, Lord, this cruel foe, *^ 
Let him know Tm bought with blood: 

Tell him, fince.I know thy name, 

Tho' I change thou art.the fame 

P I f . ' J ... : 

XLV. Pleading for mercy. Pfal. vu 

J I N mercy, not in wrath, rebuke 
* Thy feeble worm, my God ! 
My fpirit dreads thine angry look. 
And trembles at thy rod. 

2 Have mercy. Lord, for I am weak) 

Regard my heavy gVones j 
O let thy voice of comfort fpeak> 
And heal my broken bones ! 

3 By day my bufy beating head 

h nird with anxiou9*f«ar$i 


Hv. 46. psalms; 53 

By night upon mj reftlefs bed^ 
f weep a flood of tears. 

4 Thus I fit defolate and mourn. 
Mine eyes grow dull with grief; 
How long^ my Lord, -ere thou return^ 
And bring my foul relief? 

5' O c6me and (hew thy pow*r to fave, 
And fpare my fainting breath ; 
For who can praife thee in the grave. 
Or fing thy name in death i 

6 Satan^ my cruel envious foe, 
Infults me in my pain ; 
He fmiles to fee me brought fo low» 
And tells me hope is vain. 

f But hence, thou enemy, depart ! 
Nor tempt me to defpair; 
My Saviour comes to cheer my hearty 
The Lord has heard my pray'r. 

XLVI, None upon earth I iefire hefidts thee% 
Pfal. Ixxiii. 25. 

I TjrOW tedious and taftfefs the hours^ 
•"• When. Jesus no longer I fee ; 
Sweet profpe^s, fweet birds, and fweet 
Have loft all their fwe^tnefs with mes 
The mid-fummer fiin (hines but dim. 

The fields ftrive in vain to look gay; 
But when I am happy in him, 
December's as pleaiant as May. 

D 3 ^\ft3^ 


if PSALMS. Bk.I 

1 His name yields the richeft perfiftoe. 

And Tweeter than inufick his voice; 
His prefencc difpcrfes my gloom ; 

And makes all within me rejoice t 
Ifhould, werehe always thus nigh^ 

Haue nocking to wifli or to fear ; 
No mortal fo happy as I, 

A4y fummer would laft all the year^ 

3 Concent with beholding his face» 

My all to his pleafure rcfign d ; 
No dianges of feafoo or place. 

Would make any change in my mind; 
While hlefs'd with >a fenfeof his love^ 

A palace a toy wouU appear ; 
And ppfoos would ^palaces prov.e. 

If Jesus would dwell with ittethere» 

4 Dear LdRp, if indeed J-amthine) 

If thou art o^y fun and my fong $ 
Say^ jwby do I languifli and pine, 
.; And why are my winters <fo long f 
O drive thefe dark clouds from my iky» 

Thy foul-cheering prefimce rdBk>re; 
Or take me unto thee on high. 

Where winter and clouds are nomorew 

XLVII. neMttver'sfifitf. Pfal. xci. 

2 iN^arnate God ! the foul that koowt 
* Thy name's myfterious pow'tj 
Shall dwell in undifturbM repofe. 

Nor fear the trying hour, 
2 Thywifdomt faithfulne^ and love^. 
To fcc^ble helplels wxMrmSt * 

Hy.4«- psalms. Si 

A buckler and a refuge prove. 
From enemies and ftorms. 

3^ In vain the fowler fpread$ his net. 
To draw them from< thy care ; 
Thy timely call inftruds their fect> 
To Ibun the artful fnare. 

4 When like a baneful peftilence. 

Sin mows its thoufands down 
On evVy fide^ without defence. 
Thy grace fecures thine own* 

5 No midnight terrors haunt their bed. 

No arrow wounds by day ; 
.Unhurt on ferpents they fh^ll tread. 
If found in duty's way. 

6 Angels,. unfeen» attend the faints. 

And bear them jo their arms ; 
To cheer the fpirit when it hints. 
And gu^rd the life from harms. 

7 The angers Lord, himfelf islnigb,. 

To them that love his name i 

Ready to fave them when they cry,. 

And put their foes to ibame* 

IB Croflcs and changes are their lot^, 
Long as they fojourn bete ; 
But fince their Saviour changes notf. 
VfiM have the faints to fear i 

XLVIU. Jn$tbir. 

B ^HAT man no guard or weapons needs, 
'*' Wbofe heart the Uood of Jjssus knows ; 
D^ . But 

S6 PSA L M S; BiulT- 

Biitfafe may p^fs* if dut/Jeads, 
Thro' burning fands or mountain-foows^ 
a Rcleas'd from guilt he feels no fear,,. 
Redemption is hi&fKield andtowV; 
He fees his Saviour always near 
To help, in cvVy trying hour. 

3 Tho' I am Wjeak and Satan ftcong^ . 
And often to aiTult me tries ; 
When Jesus is my.fliield and fong, ^ 
Abafh'd the wolf before me flics. 

4 His l6ve poflefliog I am bleft^ 

Secure whatever change may come;. 7 I 
Whether! go to Eaft or Weft, 
With him I (lUr fhall be at home. 

5 If plac'd beneath the northern pole, 
Tho' winter feigns with rigor there ; 
His gracious beams would cheer my foul, .. 
And make a fpring throughout the year. 

6 Or if the defarts fup-burnt foil, 

My lonely dwelling e*er fhould prove; . 
His prefence would fupportmy toili 
Whofe fmjle is life, whofe voice is loVc. 

XLIX. He led^hem^i right way. Pfal cvii, 7. . 

1 TX7£i£N Ifrael was from Egypt freed, . 

^ ^ The Lord, who brought tbenv out, . 
Helped them in ev'ry time of need. 
But led them round-about (/]• 

2 To enter Canaan foon they hop'd, 

Bot q.yickly chang'd their mind i 


Hy;5o. P S A L M S. 57 

When the Red-fea their paffage ftopp'd. 
And Pharaoh march'd behind. 

3 The defart fiird them with alarmst * 

For water and for food 5 
And Amalek, by force of arms, , 
To check their progrefs flood. _ 

4 They often murmur'd by the way, 

Becaufe they judg'd by fight ; 
But were at length conftrain'd to fay 
The Lord hath led them right. 

5 In the Red Tea that flopped themfirft, 

Their enemies were drown'd ; 
The rocks gave Water for their thirft, ' 
And Manna fpread the ground. 

6 By fire and cloud their way was flxown 

Acrofs the pathlefs fands ; 
And Amalek was overthrown. 
By Mofes' lifted hands. 

7 The way was right their hearts to provCj 

To make God's glory known ; 
And {hew his wtfdom^ pow'r and love^ 
£ngagM to fave his own. 

8 Juft fo the true believer's path. 

Thro' many dangers lies ; 
Tho' dark to fenfe, 'tis right to faitby 
And leads us to the fkies. 

L* What JhaUIrgndir{z). Pfal.cxvi. I2, X$i 

t ipOR mercies, countlefs as the fands 
•*■ Which daily I receive 

D 5 rom 


S9 P S A L M S. Biuli 

From J^us, «iy Redeemer's faandsj 
My foul what canft thou gi?e I 

2 Alafs! from Tuch a heart asoine^ 

What can I bring him forth ? 
Mv bcftis ftain'a and dyy with fin^ 
My all is nocbing worth, 

3 Yet this acknowiedgement Dl BMke 

For all he hasibe&ow'd ; 

Salirati^ls Sacred cpp Til take. 

And oall tiipofi my God. 

4 The beft.TeluFDs fof one like me^ 

So wretched and jb poor ; 

Is from Us gifts to dtaw a p}ea« 

And a(k him ftill for mor;e. 

5 I cannot ferve him as I oiighr» 

No works have I to boad i 

Yet would I glory in the thought 

That I fhall owe him moft. 

LI. Dwelling in Mtfich. Pfal. cxx. 5— 7« 

I \X7H AT a moomful Hfip is mine, 

^^ Fill*d with crolTe?, pains ai^ caresf 
Ev'ry work defird with £»» 
EvVy ftep befet with Sadxts I 

3 If alortcf'peftfivc^t, 
I myfelf can hardly bear; 
If I pa& along the ftreot. 
Sin and riot triumph there. 

3 Jesus ! how my heart .is paio'd^ 
How it mourns for fouh deceived ! 

Whea P S A L, M S. Sf 

When- 1 hear thy n^me profan'd. 
When I fee thy Spirit; griev'd ! 

4: When thy cfaildreftt' griefs I view^ 
Their difirefs becomes my own i 
All I hear, or fee, or do^ 
Makes me tremble, weep and grone. 

5 Mourning thus I IpAg bad been. 
When I heard my Saviour's voices 
<* Thou haft caufe to iQourn for fin. 
But in me thou may'ft rejoice.** 

6 This kind word difp!Bir<l my gr^e^ 
Put to filence my complaints 5 
Tho* of fmners I am chief. 

He has rank'd me with his faints. 

7 Tho' conftrain'd to dwell i^while. 

' Where the wicked ftrive and brawl j 
Let them frown, £0 he but fmile, 
Heav'n will make amends for alL 

8 There, believers, we {hall reft. 
Free from forrow, fin and fears | 
Nothing there our peace molefi. 
Thro' eternal rounds of years* 

9 Let us then the light endure. 
See our Captain looking down; 

He will make the conqueft furc^ ^ 
And beftow the promised ciowib 'S 


U PRO V'E R B S. SK^h^ 

P R O V E R B S 

LII. C ff^/dm. Chap. viii. 22— H». 

t tpRE God had built the mountains,, 
*-' Or rais'd-the fruitful hills i. 
Before he fiU'dthe fountains 
That feed the running rills s 
In me, from everlafting, 
The i^^onderful I am, 
Found pleafures never wafting, 
And Wifdom n my name. 

2 When, like a tent to dwell in. 
He fpread the (kies abroad ; 
And fwath'd about the fwe.tling 
Of ocean^s mighty flood ; 

He wrought by weight and meafure^. 

And I was with him then ; 

Myfelfahe Father's pleafure. 

And mine, : the fona of men. ; 

3 Thus wifflom's words difcover 
Thy glory and thy grace j 
Thou everlafting lover 

Of our unworthy race ! f • 

Thy graciotis eye furyey'd us- 

Eft ftars were iteeft abovfc; 

In wifdom tbou haft made usy i 

And dy'd for us in love. 

4 And couldft thou be delighted 
With creatures fuch as we! 
Who when we faw thee, flighted 
And nail'd thee to a tree i 

' Unfit* 

Hv.53- PROVERBS. 6t 

Unfathomable wonder. 

And myftery divine ! 

The voice that fpeaks in thunder. 

Says, " Sinner I am thine !'* 

LIII. J friend that Jlicketb clofer than a bro^ 
tber. Cjhap. xviii. 24. 

t ONE there is, above all others, 
^^ Well deferves the name of Friend 
His is love beyond a brother's, 
Coftly, free, and knows no end : 

They who once his kindnefs prove, 

Find it everiafting love 1 

2 Which of all our friends to fave us. 

Could or would have fhed their blood > 

But our Jhsus dy'd to have us 

Reconciled, in him to God : 
This was boundlefs love indeed I 
Jesus is a friend in need. 
2 Men, when rais'd to lofty ftationSy 

Often know their friends no more; 

Slight and fcorn their poor relations^ 

Tho' they valu'd them before. * 

But our Saviour always owns 
Thofe whom he redeem^ with groans^' 
ij. When he liv*d on earth abafed. 

Friend of ilnners was his name 1 

Now, above all glory raifed. 

He rejoices in the fam^ : 

Still he calls them brethren, friend^f 
And to all their wants attends. 

^a PR OVER B S. Bt^ K. 

5 Could we bear from one anotfacr^ 
What he daily bears from us ? 

Yet this glorious Friend and Brother^ 
Loves us tho' we tre^t him thus : 

Tho* for good we render ill. 

He accounts us brethren ftilf. 

6 Oh ! for grace our hearts to ibften ! 
Teach us. Lord, at length to love; 
We^ ala&! forget too ouen. 
What a l^riend we have above : 

But when home our fouls are brought^ 
We will love thee as :we Qugbt. 


LIV. Vanity 9fLif$ {a). Chap. i. 2* 

1 npHE evils that bcfet our path 
* Who can prevent or cure ? 
We fttnd upon thei^brink of death 
When moft we feem fecure. 

a If we to-day fweet peace poflefs. 
It foon miay be withdrawn | 
Some change may plunge us in difti^fs^ 
Befoie to*morrow's dawn« 

3 Difeafe and pain invade our health 
And find an eai^ prey; 
Andoft, whtnleaftexpedled, weslth 
TaiLe^ wings and flies away* 

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4* A fever or a blow can ihake 
Our wifdom's ho2(fted rule ; 
And of the brightoft.raiiusouke 
A madaian oi afool. 

5 Tbegonri^f from whidi we look for fruity 

Produce us only pain ; 
A worm unicen atltadcs the root| 
And All our hopes us vain. 

6 I pity du>ie wbo faek no mofc 

Than fuch a/wwld can give; 
Wretched they ar^^ and bliad, and poor. 
And dying ^hriletbcy Vwfi. 

*j Since fin has iiird the earth with woe^ 
And creatures fade iaiid die i 
Lord wean our hearts from things belosr^ 
And fix our hopes x)n high. 

LV. C. Vanity sfthe world. 

3 A^ O D gives his mercies tobe i[j^eat ; 
^^' Your noard will do your foul M^^od : 
Gold is a bleffingonly lent. 
Repaid by giving others food. 

^ The world's efteem is but a bribe. 
To buy their p^ce you. fell your own ; 
The flave of a vaia-glorioustribet. 
Who hate you while they «aake yon knowilj 

3 The joy that vain amuijp«nent» give^ 
Oh I fad conclufionthat itibrings I 
The hooey of a crowded hive. 
Defended by a tboufand fti^gs* 



• 4 *Tis thus the world rewards the fo6ls 
That live upon her treach'rous' fmiles ; 
She leads them, blindfold, by her rules. 
And ruins all whom fhe beguiles 
j God knows the thoufands who gd dOWA 
From pleafure, into cndlefs wo6 ; 
And with a long defpairing grone 
Blafpheme their Maker as they go* 

6 O fearful thought ! be timely wife ; " 
Delight but in a Saviour's charms ; 
And God ihall take you to the fkies. 
Embraced in everlafting arms. 

L Vl. Vanity of the creature Jan£lified* 

1 tjONEY tho' the bee prepares, 
^^ An env^nom'd fting he wears ; 
Peircing thorns a guard compofe 
Round the fragrant blooming role. 

a Where wc think to find a fweet. 
Oft a painful fting we meet : 
When the rofe invites our eye. 
We forget the thorn is nigh. 

3 Why are thus our hopes beguil'd ? 
Why are all our pleafures fpoil'd \ 
Why do agony and woe 

From our choiceft comforts grow ? 

4 Sin has been the caufe of all ! 
*7'was not thus before the fall : 
What but pain, and thorn, and fting^ 
Fcom the root of fin can fpring \ 

Hr.i7- SOLOMON'S SONG. 6^ 

5 Now with cv*ry good we find 
Vanity and grief cntwin'd j 
What we feel, or what wc fear. 
All our joys embitter here. 

6 Yet, thro' the Redeemer's love, 
Thefe affli£Kons bleffings prove ; 
He the wounding ftings and thorns. 
Into healing medicines turns. 

7 From the earth our hearts they- wcaoji 
Teach us on his arm to lean ;, 

Urge us to a throne of grace. 
Make us feek a refiing place. , 
S In the manfions of our King 
Sweets abound without a fting i 
Thornlefs there the rofes blow,. 
And the joys unmingled flow. 

S O L O M O N*s SONG. 
LVII. The name of Jesvs. Chap. i. jj 

1 TJO W fweet the name of Jesus founds, 
■•^ In a belfcver^s ear ? 

It fooths his forrows, heals fats wounds 
And drives away his fear. 

2 It makes the wounded fpirit whole, 

And calms the troubled breaft ; 
^Tis manna to the hungry foul^ 
And to the wetry reft. 

3 Dear name I the rock on which I hnBi$ 

My ihield luid hiding placej - -^ . 


^(^ I S A I A Hi ^,1, 

My neverrfailing treasury fiU'd 
With boundleis floret of grace.. 

4 By thee my pr^y'rs acQep^ncegaiAf 

Altho' with fin defil'dj 
Satan aQcufes me in vain. 
And T am own'^d a child. 

5 Jesus j a^y Shepherd, Hujfband, Friend^ 

My Prophcit, Prieft, and King; 
M^ LoRjD^ my Life, my Way, my End^, 
Accept the pra^fe I brin^. 

6 Weak is tlve cfibrt of mv heart. 

And cold my Wjirmeft thought^ 
But when I feie thee as thou .art> 1 

rU prf lie tboe aa I ought. 

7 *Till then I would thy love proclaiai 

With ev'ry fleeting breath ;- 
And may the muflc of thy name 
SLefrelb my foul in death. 



LVIIL G. OLoRP, /wV/^«$*»*^#/! 
Chap« xii» 

1 T Will pij»ife*ec evVy day 
•* Now thine angei^ tarn'd away ! 
^;;pmfort4ble.t}ioughts aufe 
from the,Uecding f^c^|«# . ' 

Hy.59- ISAIAH; 6f 

t Here in the fair gofpel fieW, 
Wells of free felvation yield 
Streams of Jife^ a plenteous ftocej 
And my foul (hall thirft no more« 

3 Jesus is become at length 

My falvatiop and my ftrength ; 
And his praifes iball prolong. 
While I live, my pleafant fong. 

4 Praife ye^ then, his glorious name^ 
Publifh hit exalted £ame I 

Still his worth your praife exccod^ 
Excellent are all his deeds* > 

5 Raife again the joyful found. 
Let the nations roll it roun4 1 
Zion Ihouty Tor this is he, . 
God the Saviour dwells in ih^ 

LIX. The Refuge J River j and Rock of th$ 
church. Chap, xxxii. 2. 

I IJE who on earth as man was knownj^ 
^*^ And bore our fins and pains ^ 
Now» faited on th' eternal throne^ ^ 

The GeD of glory reigns. 
% His hands the wheels of nature iguide 
With an unerriiig il^ill ; 
And coundefs worlds extended wide^ 
Obey his fov'reign will. 
3 While harps nnouqRber'd found bis pndfifft 
In yonder world above ; 
His faints on earth.admire bis ways^ . 
And glory in his love* ^ 

4 Hil 

%» r s A I' A h: Bk^ij. 

4. Hb righteoufnefs, to faith reveaPd> 
Wrought out for guilty worms 5 
AfFords a hiding-place and &ield^ , 
From enemies and ftorms. 

5 This land^ thro* which his pilgrims go^ 
Is defolate and dry; 
But ftreams of grace&om him o'crflow^' 
Their thirft to fatisfy. 

4 When troubles, like a burning fun, ■ 
Beat heavy on their head ; 
To this almighty Rock they ruUr 
And find a pleafing ihade. 

7 How glorious he ! how Jiappy they 
In fuch a glorious friend 1 
.Whbfc love iecures them all the way, 
And crowns them at the end. 

LXt Xion or the city of Got {h). Chap. 
^ xxxiii. 27, 28. 

T /^Lorious things of thee are fpoken (r j, 
^^ Zion, city of our God ! 
He, .whofe word cannot be broken, 
FormM.thce for his own abode \d) : 
On the tock of ages founded (^), 
What can ibake thy fure repofe ? 
With Salvation's walls'furrounded (/) 

V TliQu may'ft fmile at alt thy foes. 


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V (t) M«m »^ 164 (/) liaiih xitvi, i. 

Hy. «o. I S A I A EL 69 

3 See !. the ftreams of living waters 
Springing from eternal Ipve (g) ; 
Well fupply thy fons and daughters^ 
And all fear of want remove : 
Who can faint while fuch a river 
Ever flows their third t' afTuage 7 
/Grace, which tike the Lord, the girerf 
Never fails from age to age. 

3 Round each habitation bov'riii£; 

- See the dou-d' arid fire appear (?) I , 
For a glory and a cov'nng. 
Shewing that the Lord is near: 
Thus deriving from their banner 
Light by night and (bade by day j . 
Safe they feed upon the m^na 
'Whickhe givcs.them when they. pray; 

4 Bleft inhabitants of Zion, 
Wafh'din the Redeemer's falood'I 
Jesus, whom their fouls rely on. 
Makes them kings and priefts to GoD (f)} 
Tis his love his people raifes 

Over felf to reign as kings 

And as priefts, bis folemn praifes 

Each for a thank-ofPring brings. 

5 Saviour, if of ZionV city 
I thro' grace a member am ; 
Let the world deride or pity, 
I will glory in thy name : 


90 ISAIAH. Bit.L 

Fading is tbe worldling's pleafurCf 
All is boafted pomp and fhow ; 
Solid joys and lafting treafure. 
None but Zion's children know* 

LXI« Lookummh Mdheyifavid. Qhxf. 
xIf. aa. 

I A S the fcrpcnt raisM by Mofcs (i) .. 
-'^ ^lealM the burning ferpent's bite|^ 
Jesus thus hln^elf diftlofes 
To the wounded finner*s fight : *^ 

Here his gracious invitation^ 
•* I have life and peace to give, 
I have wrought out full falvationj 
Sinner, look to me and live. 

St Pore upon your fins no longer. 
Well I know their mighty guilt; 
But my love than death is flronger^' 
I my blood have freely fpilt : 

I Tho' your heart has Ions been harden'dji 
Look on me*-it foft fhaJl grow ; 
Paft tran(greffiona Ihall be pardon 'd^ 
And ril wafh you white as fnow. 

3 I have feen what you< were doing, 

Tho' you little thought of me; 

You were madly bent on ruiui 

^ But I faid— -It Uiall not be : 

' Vou had been for ever wretched^ 

Sfa4 1 not efpous'd your parts 



Hv.«i: ISAIAH. 7f 

Now behold mjraitois ouftretcfied 
To receive you to- my heart. 

4 Well may (hanie, and joy, and 'wohdfcTa 
All your inward paffiohs move ^ 

I could cMifli: tbee with my tbunder^ 
But I fpeak to thieein^love: 
See I your "fins air all forgmn» 
I have paid the coaintlefk fnta ! 
Now my ^thhas cpet^d' heaven^ 
Thither you Ihiill fliorthy come/' 

5 Deareft Saviour^ we addre thee ' 
For thy precious life and de^th | 
Melt each ftubbora heart before thee^ 
Give us all the eye o^faith : 

From the law's condemning feotence^ 

To thy mercy we appeal ; 

Thou alone canft give repentances - 

Thou alone our fouls canft heal. 


LXIL TbtgoodPhyfuian: 

I TJOW loft was my condition 

-Tl Till J?stjs made n* whole! 

There is but one Phyfician 

Can ciire a fin-fick foul ! 

Next door to death he found me, . 

And fnatch'd me from the graven 

To tell to all aibund me. 

His wond'rous pow'r to iave« f 

a The worftof all difeafcs 

Is lig^t> compar'd with fin ; 
• • Oii ev*ry part it feizes, 

But rages moft within : ^^ 

1^ ISAIAH. Bk«Q 

•Tis palfjr, dropfy, fever. 
And madnefe — all combined ; 
And none but a believer 
The leaft relief can find. 

3 From men great fkiH profeffing^ 
I thought a cure to gain ; 

But thts|irov'd more diftreffing* 

And added "to my pain : 

Some faid that nothing ail'd me^ 

Some gave me up for loft ; 

Thus ey^tf refuge failM me, • {> 

And all my hopes were crofs'd; 

4 At length this great Phyfician, 
How matchlefs fs his grace ! 
Accepted my petition, - ] 
And undertook my cafe : 

Firft gave me fight to view him^ ■' ] 

For finmy eyes had feal'd; '* 

Then bid me look unto him, 
I look'd, and I was heal'd, 

5 A dying, rifen Jesus^ • 
Seen by the eye of faith ; 

At once from anguifli frees us. 

And faves the foul from death : '] 

Come then to this Phyfician, . 

His help he'll freely give j 

He makes no hard condition^ 

TTis only— look and liv^. 

Hy. iSj ISAIAH. 73 

LXIII. To thi affliSfed^ ioffid with tempejis 
and not comforted^ Chap. liv. 5 — i u 

I pEnfive, doubting, fearful heart, 
* Hear what Christ the Savidrur ftys 5 
Ev'ry word fliould joy impart, 
Change tby mourning into praife : 
Yes, he fpeaks, and fpoaks to thee. 
May he help thee to believe ! 
Then thou ptefently wilt fee. 
Thou haft little caufe to grfeve% 

a " Fear thou not, nor be afliam^d. 
All thy forrows foon (hall end ; 
I who heav'n and earth have fram'd. 
Am thy hufband and thy friend : 
I the High and Holy One^ 
IfraePs God by all ador'd ; 
As tky Saviour wHl be knowm 
Thy Redeemer and thy Lord. . 

3 For a moment I withdrew. 

And thy heart was fill'd with paiii j 

But thy mcrci^ V\\ renew. 

Thou fhalt foon rejoice again : 

Tho* I hide my ftce. 

Very foon my wrath fball ceafe 5 

'Tis but for a moment's fpac^ 

Ending in eternal peace. 
^ When my peaceful bow appears (/). .. 

Painted on the watVy cloud ; 

'Tis to diffipate thy fears, 

l^ft the earth fhould be o'crflow'd ; 

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7+ ISAIAH. Bk. I* 

'Tis an emblem too of grace. 
Of my covenant love a fign ; 
Tho' the mountains leave their place^ 
Thou fhalt be for ever mine. 

5 Tho* affliaed, tempeft-tofs'd, 
Comfortlefs a while thou art. 
Do not think thou canft be loft. 
Thou art graven on my heart : 
All thy waftes I will repair. 
Thou (halt be rebuilt anew j 
And in thee it fhall appear. 
What a God of love can do. 

LXIV. C. The contrite heart. Chap. Ivii. 15 

1 'T^HE Lord will happinefs divine 

^ On contrite hearts beftow : 
Then tell me, gracious God is mine 
A contrite heart, or no ? 

2 Lheaj;^ but feem to hear in vain, 

Infeofible as fleel ; 
If ought is felt, 'tis only pain. 
To find I cannot feel. 

3 I fometimes think myfelf inclined 

To love thee, if I could ; 

But often feel another's mind^ 

Averfe to all that's good. 

4 Mybeft defires are faint and feWf 

I fain would drive fof more ; 
n But when I cry, " My ftrength rcnewi" 
Seem weaker chan before. 


Hy. 65. I S A I A H. 75 

5 ThjF faints are cemfbxted I knoW) 

And. love thy. houfe ofpray'r 5 
I therefore go where others go. 
But find no comfort there. 

6 O make this heart rejoice, or ach ; 

Decide this doubt for me ; 
And if it be not broken, breaks 
And heal it, if it be. 

LXV. ^ C. ThefuUiri peace andgl^y of the 
chur<h. Chap. Ix. 15-— 20. 

t TJEar what Qod the Lord hath fpoken, 

■*^ O my people, faint and few; 

Comfortlefs, affli^ed broken. 

Fair abodes I buiJd for you : 

Thorns of heart-felt tribuIatioB 

Shall no more perplex your ways; 

You {hall name your walls, falvation,' 

And your gates mall all be praife. 
2 There, like ftreams that feed the gardeil, 

Pleafures, without end, Ihall flow j 

For the Lord, your faith rewarding, 

All his bounty mairbeftow: 

Still in undifturb*d pofleffionj 

Peace and righteoufnefs ihall reign ; 

Never (hall you fed oppreflion. 

Hear the voice of war again. , 
J Ye no more your fons defcending. 

Waning moons no more fhall fee \ ' 

But your griefs, for ever ending, 

Find eternal noon in me : 

% 2 ^^Xk 


God iball rife, and fliinining o'-er you. 
Change to day the gloom of night | 
He, the LoKd, (hall be your glory, 
God your everlaftin^ light. 

J E R E M I A H. 

LXVI. Truji of the wicked^ and the rlghttm 
compared^ Chap. xvii. 5 — 8« 

X A S parched in the barren fands 
^^ Beneath a burning (ky ; 
Theworthlefs bramble withering ftands. 
And only grows to die. 

2 Such is the finners awful cafe. 

Who makes the world his truft* 
And dares his confidence to place 
In vanity and duft. 

3 A fecret curfe deftroys his root. 

And dries hi& moifture up ; 
He lives awhile, but bears no fruit. 
Then dies without a hope. 

4 But happy he whofe hopes depend 

Upon the Lord alone; 
The foul chat trufts in fuch a friend. 
Can ne'er be overthrown. 

5 Tho' gourds (hould wither, cifterns break} 

And creature comforts die ; 
Ko change his folid hope can fhake^ 
Or flop his fvre fupply. 

< Sa 

Hy. 67. JEREMIAH. 77 

6 So thrives and blooois the tree whofe roots 

By conftant ftreams are fed ; 
AriTiy'd in green, and rich in fraits. 
It rears its branching head. 

7 It thrives thb* rain fhould be deny'd. 

And drought around prevail'; 
'Tis planted by a river's fide 
Whofe waters cannot fail. 

LXVII. C. JEROVAHourrighteoufnefi. 
Chap, xxiii. 6. 

I TLf*^ Go^> •' how perfeft are thy ways \ 
^^ But mine poUuted^are ; 
Sin t)^mies itfelf about my praife. 
Ami Aides into mj pray'r« 
% When I v^uld fpeak what thouhaftdone 
To favc me from my iin ; 
I cannot make thy mercies knowA 
, But felf-applaufe creeps in. 
3 Divine defire, that holy flame 
Thy erace creates in me ; 
Alafs ! impatience is its name^ 
When it returns to tHee. 
4, This heart a fountain of vile thoughts^ 
How does it overflow ? 
While felf upon the furface floats 
Stfll bubbling from below. 
5 Let others in the gaudy drefs 
Of fancied merit Ihine ; 
The Lord {hall be my righteoufnefr 
The Lord for ever mine. 



LXVIII. C. EP HRA I M repenting. 
Ghap. xxxi. 1 8 — 20. 

1 VfYGoD! till I received Ithyftroke, 
-*^* How like a beaft was I f 

So unaccuftbm'd to the yoke. 
So backward to comply. 

2 With grief inyjuft reproach I bear. 

Shame fills me at the thought ; 
How frequent my rebellions were I 
What.wickednefs [ wrought. 

3 Thy merciful reftraint I fcorn'd 

And ^eft the pleafaiit road ; 
Yet turn me, and I {hall be turn*dy 
Xbou art the Lord my God. 

4 Is Ephraim banilh'd from my thoughts^ 

Or vile m my efteem? 
No, faith the Lord, with aill his faultf 
I ftill remember him. - 

5 Is he a dear and pleafant child ? 

Yes, dear and pleafant ftil! ; 
Tho' fin his foolilh heart beeuird. 
And he withftood my will. 

6 My fharp rebuke has laid him low. 

He feeks my face again j 
My pity kindles at his woe,^ 
He ihali not feek in vain. 

L A M E N^ 



LXIX. The Lord is my portion. Chap. iii. 24, 

I -"pROM pole to pole let others roam, 
'*' And fearch in vain for blifs j 
Myfoiil is fatisfy'd at home. 
The Lord niy portion is. 

a Jesus who on his glorious tlirone 
Rules heav'n, and earth, and Tea ; 
Is ^leasM to claim me for his own> 
And give himfelf to me. 

3 His perfon fixes all my love^ 

His blood removes »y fear; 
And while he pleads for me above, 
His arm preserves me heri?. 

4 His word of promife is my food, 
, '■ His Spirit is my guide; 

Thus daily is my ft rength. renewed 
*And all my wants fupply'd (m)% ^ 

5 For him I count as gain ^iich lofs, 

Difgraoe, for him,, renown 5 
Well may Igldry in his crofs. 
While he prepares- my croMrn f 

6 Let worldlings then indulge their baaft. 

How much they gain or fpend ! 
Their joys muft foon give up the ghoft. 
But mine ihall know no end. 

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LXX, Humbled andftlenced b^ mercy^ 
Chap. xvi. 64. 

I I^NCE periihing in blood I lay^ 
^^ Creatures no help could give j 
But Jesus, pafs'd m^ in the way. 
He faw, acid bid; me live, 
ft Tho' Satan ftill his rule maintain'd^ 
And 'all' h is arts employed ; 
That mighty word his ra^c reftrain'd^ 
I could not be deftroj'dv 

3 At length the time of love arriv'd 

When I my Lord fhould know ; 
Then Satan, of his pow'r depriv'd, 
Was forc'd to let me go. 

4 O can I e'er that day forget 

When Jesus kindly fpoke ! 
<« Poor foul, my blood has paid thy debt^ 
And now 1 break thy yoke. 

5 Henceforth I take thee for my own. 

And give myfelf to thee ; 
Forfafee the idols thbu haft known. 
And yield thy heart to me/* 

6 Ah, worthlefs heart \ h promised fair, 

' And faid it would be thine;. 
I little thought it e'er would dare 
Again with idols join, 

7 Lord, doft thou fuch backflidings heal. 

And pardon all that's paft ? 
Sure, if I am net made of fteel, 
TBbu haft prevailed at laft. 8 Mf 

Hy. 72. E Z ? K I E L. 8i 

8 My tongue, which raflily fpoke before. 
This mercy will reftrain ; '^ 

Surely I now fhall boaft no more^ 
Nor cenfure, nor complain. 

LXXI. ,C. TbecoveTMnt. Chap. xxxvi» 25-28. 

1 'Tp HE Lord proclaims his grace abroad ! 

'*' Behold, I change your hearts of ftone ; 
Each (hall renounce his idol god, 
Ahd ferve, henceforth, the Lord alone. 

2 My ^race, a flowing ftream, proceeds 
To waCi your filthinefs away ; 

Ye fhall abhor your former deeds. 
And learn my ftatutes to obey. 

3 My truth the great defign infures, 
I give imyfelf away to you j 

You fliaji be mine, I will be your's. 
Your (^D unalterably true. 

4 Yet not unfought, or unimplor'd, 
Th'^ plenteous grace 0iall I confer (n) ; 
No — your whole hearts ihall feek the LoRD, 
ril put a praying fpirit there. 

5 From the firft breath of life divinCi^ 
I>own to the laft expiring hour ^ 
The gracious work ihall all b^ mine^ 
Begun and ended in my pow'r. 

Chap, xlviii. 35. 

I AS birds their infant brood proteA {0)9 
^^ And fpread their wings toihelter them; 
E 5 Th««. 

9z DAM? E E. Bk.K 

Thus feith the Lord t& hrs eled> 
•* So will I guard Jcrufalem." 

ft And what then is Jcrufalem, 
This darJing objeiB: of his care ? 
Where is its worth fn Goi/s eftecm, ' 
Who built it? who inhabits there ? 

3 Jehotah founded^ in blood. 
The blood of his incarnate Son } 

There dwell the famts, once foes to Go2>^ 
The fiiw€r$9 whom he calls his own. . . 

4 There tho* befieg'd on every fide. 
Yet much belov'd and guarded well j 
From age to age they have defy'd. 
The utmoft force of earth and hell. 

5 Let earth rtpent, and hell: defpair,- 
• This city has a fure defence ; # 

Her name is calPd the Lord is there. 
And who has pow'r to drive him thenC3« 

LXXIIL The power and triumph of f alibi 
Chap. iij. 6. 

rtcd by: tfie word, 
lo* in myfWf a worm. 
The fervant oPthe Lord 
Can wond'rous a£b perform: 
Wkhout diftnay he boldly triads 
Where'er the path of duty leads, 

a Th^ 

Htv 73* DANIEL; 83 

Or The haughty king in vain. 

With fury on his brow, 

Believer's would conftrain 

To= golden gods to bow : 
The fufnace could not make them fear, 
Becaufe they kneyr the Lord was near. 

3 As vain Ivas the decree 
Which charg*d them not to pray; 
Daniel ftill bow'd his knee. 
And worfcTp'd thrice a day: 

Trufting in God hefear'd not men, 
Tho' threat'ned with the lion's deiu 

4 S^ciii'e they might rcfufe 
Coofipliance with fuch laws. 
For what fead they to lofe. 
When God efpousM their caufe ? 

He ma^ the hungry lions crouch, 
. Nor durft the fire his children touch. 

5 The Lord is ftill the fame, 
A mighty (hield and tow'r. 
And they who truft his name 
Are guarded by his pow*r 5 

He can the -rage of lions tame, • 
And bear them harmlefs thro' the flame; 

6 Yet we too often flirink 
When trials are in view ^ 
Expeaing we niuft fink. 
And never can get thro' ; 

But could we once believe indeed^ 
from all thcfc fears we fhguld be freed; 


«+ D A N I E L. -Bk. 

LXXIV. BELSHAZZAR. Chap. v. 5, 6-; 

1 pOOR finners \ little do they think 
* With whom they have to do ! 
But ft^Ad fecarely on the brink 

Of cverlafting wocw 

2 BelOiazzar thus^ profanely bold, 

The Lord X)f hoft's defy'd v 
But vengeance foon his boafts controll'dy 
And humbled all hi^ pride. 

3 He &w a band upon the wall 

(And trembled on his throne). 
Which wrote his fudden dreadful fall 
In characters unknown. 

4 Why fhould he tremble at the view 

Of what he could not read ? 
Foreboding confcicnce quickly knew 
Hjs ruin was decreed. 

5 See him o'er whelm'd with deep diftrefs f 

His eyes \yith angui(h roll j 
His look:s, and loofen'd joints, exprefs 
The terrors of his foul. 
6. His pomp and mufic, guefts and wine,. 
No. more delight afford; 
O finncr, e'er this cafe be thine. 
Begin to feck the Lord. 
7 The law like this hand-writing ftands. 
And fpeaks the wrath of God (/>) 5 
But Jesus anfwers its demands. 
And cancels it with blood, 

J O N A Hrf 

(p) CQlofliaas. ii, 14* 

Hy.75- JONAH. 8s 

J O N AH. 

LXXV. The gourd. Chap. iv. 7. 

] AS once for Jonah, fo the Lord 
^^ To footh and cheer my mournful hour s^ 
Prepared for me a pleafing gourd. 
Cool was its fhade, and fweet its flow'rs. 

7. To prize his gift was furely right j 
But thro' the folly of my heart. 
It hid the Giver from my fight. 
And fooD my joy was chang'd to fmart« 

3 While I admir'd its beauteous form. 
Its pleafant fhade and grateful fruit ; 
The Lord, difpleas'd, fent forth a worm> 
Unfeen, to prey upon the root, 

4 I trembled when I faw it fade. 

But guilt reftrain'd the murai'ring word 5 
My folly I confefs'd, and pray'd. 
Forgive my fin, and fpare my gourd. 

^ His wond'rous love can ne*er be told. 
He heard me and relieved my pain ; 
His word the threatening worm controll'd^ 
And bid my gourd revive again* 

6 Now, Lord, my gourd is mine no more) 
*Tis thine, v/ho only could'ft it raifej 
The idol of. my heart before, 
Hencefortl^ fhall flouriih to thy pr^ife. 

Z £• 

86 ZECKARIAip. BicT. 

Z E C H A R I A H. 

LXXVI. Prayer for the Lord'i prmifed 
prefence* Chap. ii. ib. 

1 OON of God ! thy people's ffiield i * 
■^ Muft we ftill thine aWence riiburif f 
Let thy promife be fdfiird. 

Thou haft faid, « I will return !" 

2 Gracious Leader now appear, ;' . 
Shine upon us with thy light I 

Like the fpring, when thou art ne&r. 
Days and funs are doubly bright. \ »• 

3 As a mother counts the days ■ ■ 
Till her abfent fon (be fee -, 

Longs and watches, weeps and prays^ * 
So our fpirits long for thee. 

4 Come, and let us feel thee nigh, 
Thep th V flieep fhall feed- in peace ; 
Plenty blefs us from on high. 
Evil from amongft us cea^. 

5 With thy IbVe, and voice, aftd aid,. 
Thou canfl? ev^rf care afluage j 
Then we &all hot be'afraid, 

Tho* the World and Satan rage. 
5 Thus each dlay for thee We'll fpcnd. 

While our callings wc purfue ; 

And the thoughts of fuch a friend 

Shall each night our joy renew* 
7 Let thy light be ne'er withdrawn. 

Golden days afford us long I 


Hr,77- Z E C H A R I A H. 8? 

Thus we pray at early dawn. 
This (hall be our evening fong. 

LXX VII. A brand plucked out of thejin^ 
Chap« iii» i — ^5. 

1 \717ITH Satan^ my accufer near, 

^^ My fpirit trembled when I faw 
The Lord inmajefty appear, . 
And heard the language of his law» 

2 In vain I wiih'd and ftrove to hide 
The tatter'd filthy rags I wore ; 
While^y fierce foe, infulting dry'd, 
*• See what you trufted in before ?*' 

3 Struck dumb and left without a plea^ 
I heard my gracious Saviour fay, 

*' Know, Satan, I this finner free, 
I dy'd to take his fins away. 

4 This is a brand which I in love. 
To fave from wrath and fin defign; 
In vain thy accufations prove, 

I anfwer all and claim him mine.'* 

5 At his rebuke the tempter fled ; 
Then heren^ov'd my filthy drefs; 

♦* Poor finner take this robe, he fafd, 
It is thy Saviour's righteoufneft. 

6 And fee, a crown of life prepared ! 
That I might thus thy head adorn; 

I thought no (hame or fufTring hard^ 
But wore, for thee, a crown of thorn,** 

7 O how i heard thefe gracious words ! 
They brokt and beajl'd my heart at once; 


88 2 E C H A R I A H. Bk. L 

Conftrain'd me to become the Lord's • 
And all my idol-gods renbunce, 
8 Now Satan, thoif haft loft thyaim> 
Againft this brand thy threats are vain; 
Jesus has pluck'd it from the flame> 
And who (hall put it in again ? 

LXXVIII. On oneftonejhall befeven eyes. 
Chap.iii. 9. 

1 TESUS Christ, the Lord's anointed,^ 
J Whojjis blood for finners fpilt> 

Is the Stone by God appointed, 
And the church is on him built : 
He delivers ail who truft hioi from their guiltr 

2 M^ny eyes at once are fixed 
On a ptrlbn fo divine ; 

Love, with awful juftice mixed. 
In his great redemption (hine : 
Mighty Jesus ! givemeleave to call thee mine. 

3 By the Father's eye approved, 

Lo, a voice is heard from heav'n (f )> 
** Sinners, this is my Beloved, 
For your ranfom freely giv'n : 
All offences, for his fake, (hall be forgiveru" 

4 Angels with,their eyes purfu'd him (r). 
When he left his glorious throne ; 
With aftonilhment they view'd him 
Put the form of fervant on : 

Angels worfiiipp'd him who was on earth 

S S»^ r 

{q) Matt. til. 979 1 Tim. iii, i6t 


5 Satan and his hoft amazed, , 
Saw this ftone in Zion laid ; 
Jesus, tho' to death abafed, 
Bruis'd the fubtle fcrpent's head (x): 

When to faveus, on the crofs his blood heihed. 

6 When a guilty finner fees him. 
While he looks his foul is heal'd i 
Soon this fight from anguifh frees him. 
And imparts a pardon feat'd (/) : 

May this Saviour be to all our hearts reveal'd. 

7 Witk defire and admiration. 

All his blood-bought flock behold ; 
Him who wrought out their falvation^ 
And enclosed them in his fold (u) : 
Yet their warmeft love, and praifes, are too cold^ 

8 By the eye of carnal rczCon 
Many view him with difdain (x) i 
How will they abide the feafon 
When he'il come with all his train : 

To efcape him then they'll wifli, but wiih lA 

"^g How their hearts will melt and tremble 
When they hear his awful voice (jf) j 
But his faints he'il then aflemble 
As his portion and his choice ; 

And receive them to his everlafting joys. 


(i) John iii. 31. (/) John iiu 25. (») 1 P«ter 5. 7* 

(^} PfidiacxTiii. as. fj^) Re?. i« 7. 

90 ZECHARIAH. Bic.^. 

LXXIX. C. Praifeftn- thefiuntaifi dpineii 
Chap. xiii. i. 

1 npHERE is a fountain fiird with blood . 

^ Drawn from Emmanuel's veins ; 
And Tinners, plung'd beneath that floods 
Lofe all their guilty fiains. 

2 The dying thief rejoic'd to fee 

That fountain in his day; 
And there have I, as vile as he, 
Wafh'd all my fins away. 

3 Dear dying Lamb, thy precioui blood 

Shall never lofe its pow'r; 
Till all the ranfom'd church of God 
Be fav'd, to fin no more. 

4 E'er fince, by faith, I faw the ftream 

Thy flowing wounds fapj)ly. 
Redeeming love has been my theme 
And (hall be tiU 1 die. 
K Then in a noblcfr fweeter fong 
^ ril fing thy pow'r to fave j 

When this poor lifping ftamm'ring tonguCi 
Liesfilent in the grave. 

6 Lord, I believe thou haft prepared 

(Unworthy thoujgh I be) 
For me a blood-bought frde reward, 
A golden harp for me ! 

7 'Tis ftrung, and tun'd, for endlefs years 

And form'd by pow'r divine ; 
To found, in God the Father's ears 
No other naiiie but thine. 


Ht.8o. M a L a C H I. 91 

M A L A C H I. 

LXKX. Thiyfialibe mine^ faith the LotD^ 
Chap, iii, 16—18. 

1 \TI7HEN fihners utter boafting words, 
^^ And glory in their ihame j 
The Lord, wdl-pleas^d, an ear afiosds 
To thofe who jfear his name. 

A They often meet toieek his face^ 
And what they do, or iay. 
Is noted, in his book of rgraee : 
Againft another 4ay. 

3 For thay by fiat tb, a day id'ery. 

And joyfully eiipe3:> 
When he, defcending from the Iky, 
His jewels will colle<5i;» 

4 Unnotic'd now^ becaufe Unknown, 

A poor and fuff*rlng feWj 
He 9onies to claim them for 'his own. 
And bring thwi forth to view. 

5 With tranfport then their Saviour's care 

And favor they fliall prove ; 
As tender parents guard and fpare 
The children of their love. 

6 AfTembled worlds will then difcern 

The faints alone are bleft ; 
Whcrn wrath fhall like an oven burn. 
And vengeance ftiike the reft. 




iXXXI. The beggar. Chap. vii. 7— 4J.. 

1 t^Ncourag'd by the word 
*^ Of promife to the poor ;. 
Behold, a beggar, Lord, 
Waits at thy mercy's tloor ! 

No hand, no heart, O Lord, but thinetr 
Can help or pity wants like mine. 

2 The beggars ufual plea 
Relief from men to gain, 
If ofFer'd unto thee, 

I know thou would'ft difdjun ; r 

And pleas which move thy graciouf ear^ * 
Are fuch as men would fcorn to hear* 

3 I have, no right to fay 
That tho' I now am poor. 
Yet once there was a day 
When I poffeffed more : 

Thou know'ft that from my very birtb, 
I've been the pooreft wretch on earth. 

4 Nor can I dare profefs 
As beggars often do, 
Tho' great is my diilfefs. 
My faults have been but few : 

If thou^uldft leave my foul to ft^rve. 
It would be what I well deferve. 

5 *Twere folly to pretend 
I never begg'd before; 

Or if thou now befriend, • 

I'll trouble thee no more: 


Hy.8a. MATTHEW. gj 

Thou often haft relieved my pain. 

And often I muft come again. « 

6 Tho* crumbs are much too good 
For fuch a dog as I ; 

No leffi than Childrens' food 
My foul can fatisfy : 

do not frown and bid me go, 

1 muft have all thou canft beftow. 

7 Nor can I willing be 
Thy bounty to conceal 
From others, who like me. 
Their wants and hunger fed : 

I'll tell them of thy mercy's ftore. 
And try to fend a thoufand more. 

8 Thy thoughts, thou only wife ! 
Our thoughts and ways tranfcend^ 
Far as the arched ikies 

Above the earth extend (z) : 
Such .pleas as mine men would not bear. 
But God receives a beggar's pfay'r. 

LXXXII. The leper. Chap. viK, 2, 3, 

1 r^FT as the leper's cafe I read, 
^^ My own defcrib'd I feel \ . » 
Sin is a leprofy indeed. 

Which none but Christ can heaU 

2 Awhile I would have pafs'd for wdlj 

And ftrove my fpotsto hidej 
Till it broke out incurable. 
Too plain to be deny 'd. . 


5* MATTHEW. Bk.I. 

3 Then from t])e faints I fought to flee, 

^nd dreaded to be feen ; 
I thought they all would point at me. 
And cry, ** Unclean, unclean !" 

4 What angmfli did my fottl endure^ 

Till hope and patience ceas'd i 

f The more I ftrove myfelf to cure. 

The more the plague increas'd^ 

5 While thus I lay diftrefs'd, Ifaw 

The Saviour paf&ng by ; 
To him, tho' f^U'd with fliame and awe, 
1 rais'd my mournful cry. 

6 Lord, thou canft hea) me if thou wilt. 

For thou canft all things do ; 
O cleanfe'my leprous foul from guilty 
My filthy heart renew ! 

7 He heard and with a gracious look, 

Pronounc'd the healing word ; 
« I will be clean" — and while he fpdce 
i felt my health reftor'd. 

8 Come lepers, feize the prefent hour. 

The Saviour's grace to prove j 
He can relieve, for he i^ pow'r. 
He will, for be is love. 

LXXXni. Aftckfoul Chap. ix. 12; 

I "DHyfician of my fin-fick foul, 
-t To thee I bring my cafe j 
My raging malady conti;ol. 
And heal me by thy gracet 

a Pity 

IY.84. MATTHEW. ^^ 

i Pity the angi^Uh- 1 endure. 
See how I moyrn and pine; 
For never ca^/I hope a cure 
From any hand but thine. ■ 

I I would difdofe my whole complaint. 
But where fhall I begin ? 
No words of mine can fully paint 
That worflr diftjMnpiQr, An. 
4. it lies not in a fingU part» 

Bat thro' my frame is fpread ; 
A burning fever in my heart, 
A palfy in my head. 

5 It makes me deaf, and dumb, audi blind. 

And impotent aad lame ; 
And overcloud^,: and fills my mind, 
With folly, feac^ and ib^qK* 

6 A thoufand evil thoughts intr ide j 

Tumultuous in my breaft; . 
Which indifp.ofe me for my food^ 

And rob me of my reft, ^rff^V 

7 Lord I an> fick, regard my cry, /^^^^^ 

And fet my fpjrit free : c ; f .^■;j U 

Say, canft thoa let a finner die, *\;\.^? i'.^£/ 
Who longs to live to thee ? XiiiX 

LXXXIV. Satan returning. Chap. xii. 43*-^4S« 

] TX/HEN Jesus, daipisthc fmner'sheart, 
VV Where Satan rul'd before i 
The evil fpirit njiuft depart, 
And dares returjQ nq more* 

^# MATTHEW. Bti.V 

2 But when he goes without conftraint. 

And wanders from his home ; 
Altho' withdrawn, 'tis but a feint. 
He means again to come. 

3 Some;outward8 change perhaps is feen 

If Satan quit the place ; 
But tho' the houfe feem fwept and clean, 
'Tis defticuce of grace. 

4 Except the. Saviour dwell and reign 

Within the finner's mind ', 
Satan, when he returns again, 
Willeafy entrance find. 

5 With rage and malice fevenfold, 
' He then refumes his fway ; 

No more by checks to be contibll'd. 
No more to go away. 

6 The finner's former ilate was bad. 

But worfe the latter far ; 
He lives poflefs'd, and blind, and mad. 

And dy'd in dark defpair. 
y Lord fave me from this dreadful end I 

And from this heart of mine^ 
O drive and keep away the fiend 

Who fears no voice but thine. 

LXXXV. C. Thefower. Chap* xiii. j^ • 

I. \^E fens of earth prepare the plough, , ' 
->- Break up your fallow ground I 
The fower is gone forth to fow. 
And fcatter bleflings round, 
k:< 2 The 

Hv. 86. MATTHE^W. 97 

2 The feed that finds a ftony foil,*' 

.Shoots forth a bafjty blade ; 
But ill repays the fower's toil. 
Soon withered, fcorch'd, and dead. 

3 The thorny ground is iure tohaulJ^ 

An hopes pf harveft there ; 
We find a tall and fickly ftalk, 
Butnotthe fruitful ear. 

4 The beaten path and" high-way £de 

Receive the trufi in vain $ 
The watchful birds the fpoil divide^ 
And pick up all the grain. 

5 But where the Lord of grace and pbw^r 

Has ble^i'd tt^e happy field ) 
How plenteous is the golden ftor^ 
The jdeep-wrougbt furrows yield ! 

6 Father of mercies we have need 

Of thy preparing grace ; 
Let the fame hand that gives the feed. 
Provide a fruitful place. 

LXXXVL 72/ wheat and tares. Chap. xili. 

1 'TpHO' in the outward church below 

^ The wheat and tares together grov/ ; 
- Jssus<ei:e long will weed the crop^ 
And pluck the tares, in anger, up. 

2 Will it relieve their horrors there. 
To recolleA their ftations here ? 

How much they heard how much they knew. 
How Iwg iTOMigft the wheat they grew ! 

F • <^ O^ 

98 MATTHEW. Bx^I. 

3 Oh thislVill aggravate their cafe I 
They perifli'd under means of grace^ 
To them the word of life and faith^ 
Became an inftrument of death. 

4 We feem alike when tLiis we rneet^ 
Strangers might think we all are wheat; 
But to the Lord's all-fearching eyes. 
Each heart appears without difguife. 

5 The tare? are fpar'd for various ends» 
Some, for the fake of praying friends ; 
O timers, the Lord, againft their will. 
Employs bis counfels to fulfill. 

6 But tho' they grow *fo tall and ftrong^ 
His plan will not require t\mn long • 
In harveft, whed ^J^r^his own. 
The tareisj fliall inW^ be thrown. 

LXXXVn. Peter walking upon the waters 
Chap. xiv. 28— -31. 

5 A Word from Jsdus calms the fea, 
-^lV. The ftormy wind controls j 
And gives rcpofe and liberty 
To tempeft-toiTed fouls. 

2 To Peter on the waves he came^ 

And gave him inftant peace ; 
Thus he to me revealM his name^ 
And bid my forr<tws ceafe. 

3 Then fiU'd with wonder, joy and love,' 

Peter's requeft was irtine 5 
Lord, call me down, I long tiCfpttf^ 
That I am wholly thine. 

4 Uni 

Hv. «8. M A T T H E W. 99 

4. UrnnovM at all I have to meet 
On life's tempeftuous fea ; 
Hard, fhall be cafy^ bitter^ fweet. 
So I may foliovr thee. 
5 He heard and fdlird» and bid me try, 
I eagerly pbey-d ; 
But when from him I turn'd my eye. 
How Was iny foul difmay'd : 
^ The florra increased on every fide, 
I feltcfae ipirit ihrink ; 
And fetaM with Peter, loud I cry'd, 
«« Lord, fave me or I fink." 

7 Kindly he caught me by the hand. 

And faid; «< Why doft thou fear ? 
Since thou art come at my command. 
And I am always near. 

8 Upon my promife reft thy hope» 

And keep thy love in view i 
I ftand engagM to hold thee up^ 
And guide thee fafely tbro\" 

LXXXVIII. H^oman of Canaan^ 
Chap. XV. 22--r*a8. 

< DRav'r an anfwer will obtain^ 
-t Tho* the Lord awhile delay 5 
None fhall leek his face in vain. 
None be empty fent away. 

t When the woman come from Tyre, 
And for help to Jbsus fought i 
Tho* he granted her defire. 
Yet ^ &^H b« aniwer'd not, 

r 2 ^ Cwi^^ 

100 MATTHEW. »Bk. L 

3 Could fhe guefsat his intent. 
When he to his'follow'rs faid, . 
*« I to ifraers Iheep am fent, 
Dogsmuft not have children's bread/' 

4 She* was not of Ifrael's feed. 
But of Canaan's wretched race ; 
Thought herfelf a dog indeed ; 
Was not this a hopelefs cafe ? 

5 Yet ajtho' from Canaan fprung, 
Tho' a dog herfelf (he ftil'd j 

Sh^ had Ifrael's faith and tongue. 
And was own'd for Abraham's chtM« 

6 From his words (he draws a plea ; 
'Tho* unworthy children's bread, 
•* Tis enough for one like me. 

If with crumbs I may be fed." 

7 Jesus then his heart reveal'd, 

*< Woman ^anft thou, thus believe ? 

I to thy petition yield. 

All that thou canft wifh, receive.'' 

8 'Tis a pattern fet for us. 

Hew we ought to wait and prayw; 
None who plead and wreftle thus 
S hall biB. empty feat away. 

LXXXIX. .What think yi of CHKj^ri 
Chap xjKii. 42. 

I V|7'^^^ thinkyou of Christ ? is the tsi 
^^ Totryboth your ftate and your fch^fmes 
You cannot be right in the reft, 
Unlefs you tbiak rightly of him. 

Hy. 8^. M A T T H E W. loi 

As Jesus appears in your view. 
As he is beloved or. not ; 
So God is difpofed to you. 
And* mercy or wrath are your lot. 

2 Some take him a creature to be, 
A man, or an angel at moft ; 
Sure thefe have not feelings like me, 
Nor know themfelves wretched and loft : 
So guilty, fo helplefs, am I, 
I durft not confide in his bloody 
Nor on his proteSioa rely^ 
Unlcffs I were fure he is God. 

3. Somb tiAl him a Saviour, tn word. 
But mix their own works with his plan ; 
And hope he his help will afford. 
When they have done all that they can : 
If doings prove rather too light 
(A little, they own, they may fail) 
They purpofe to make up full weight. 
By cafting his name in the fcale. 

j|. Some ftile him the pearl of great price. 
And fay he's the fountain of joys -, 
Yet feed upon folly and vice. 
And cleave to the world and Its toys : 
Like Judfasi the Saviour they kifs. 
And while they falute him, betray; 
Ah! what will profef&on like this 
Avail in bis terrible day ? 

5 If alk'd what of Jesus I think ? 

Tho' ftill my bell thoughts are but poor ; 
I fay, he's my meat and my drink, 
Mj life, and my ftrength and my flore, 

F 3 My 

102 MATTHEW. Br.L 

My Shepherd, toy Huftand, my Friend^ 
My Saviour from fin and from thrall ^ 
My hope from beginning to end. 
My portion my Lord, and my AIL 

XC. Thtfoclijh virgins (a). Chap. xxt. u 

1 117HEN defcending from the fky 

^ ^ The- Bridegroom (hall appear ; 
And the folemn midnight cry,. 
Shall call profeiTors near; 
How the found our hearts will damp ! 
How will fhame o'erfpread each fiace ! 
If we only have a lamp. 

Without the oil of grace, 

2 Foolifh virgins then will wake 

And feek for a fupply ; 
But in vain the pains they take 

To borrow or to buy ; 
Then with thofe they now defpife^ 
Kanxeftly they'll wifti to fhare ;. 
Hut the beft among the wife. 

Will have no oil to fpare. 

2 Wife are they, and truly bleft. 

Who then (hall ready be ! 
But defpalr will feize the reft. 

And dreadful mifery : 
Once they'll cry, we fcorn to doubt^. 
Tho' in lies our truft we put; 
Now our lamp of hope is out. 

The door of mercy (hut. 

{a) Book III. H}{DO 7X» 

Hy, 91. MATTHEW. 103 

4. If they then prefume to plead, 

" Lord €>pcn to us now; 
We on earth have heard and prayed. 

And with thy flints do bow : '^ 
He will anfwer from his throne, 
" Tho* you with my people' mixM, 
Yet to me you ne'er were known. 

Depart, your doom is fix'd**^ 

5 O that none who worfhiphere 
May hear (hat word. Depart ! ' 
Lord imprefs a godly fear 
On each profeflbr's heart * 

Help us. Lord, to fearch the camp. 

Let us not ourfeives beguile ; 

Trufting to a dying lamp, 4 
Without a ftock of oil* 


J ITirHEN Peter boafted foon he fell, 
^^ Yet was by grace reftor'd ; 
His cafe ihould be regarded well 
By all who fear the Lord. 

2 A voice it has, and helping hand, 

Backiliders to recall ; e 

And cautions thofe who think thy ftand, 
Left fuddenly they fall. '^ 

3 Hefaid, ** Whatever others do, 

With Jesus ril abide i" 
Yet foon amidft a murd'rous crew 
His fufPring Lord deny*d. 

F 4 4 He 

1j04s mar K. Rx^t^ 

4 He who had been fo bold before,. 

Now trembled like a leaf; 
Not only ly'd, J>ut Curs'd andfwore^- 
To gain the more b^lfef^ 

5 While he blafpherh'd he heard the COck,, 

And Jesus look'd in love ; 
At once, as if by lightening ftruck> 
His tongue forbore to move. 

6 Deliver'd thus from Satan's fnare 

He ftattfti as from a ileep ;. 
His Saviour's look h^ could not bear^^ 
But hafted forth to weep« 

7 But fure the faithful cock had crow*<l- 

A hundred times in^vain ; 
Hcii not the Lord that look btftow'd 
The meahing to explain, 
38 As I, like Poter, vous had made. 
Ye t aded ' Peters part ; 
^o confcience, like the cock, upJ)raid^ 
My bafe, ungrateful heart. 
9 Lord Jesus, hear a finner's cry. 
My br(jken peace renew; 
And granrone pitying look, that 1 
May Mreep with P^ter too. 

M A R K. 

XCII. The legion difpoffepd. Chap. v. iff, igj 
I r Egion was my name by nature, 

-■^ S.Ttnn rnfr'd within mv brpaft- 

Satan rag'd within my breaftj 
Never mifery was greater. 
Never linner more poffefs'd ; 


Hrr92- MARK. ,05 

Mifchievous to all around me^ 
To myfelf the grcateft foe ;' 
Thus I was, when Jesus found me, 
Fiird with madnefs fin and woe. 

2 Yet ih this forlorn condition. 
When he came to fet me free ; 
1 reply*d, to-my Phyfician, 

" What have I to do with thee ?'' 
But he would not be prevented, 
Refcu'd me againft my will ; 
Had he ftaid till I confented 
I had been a captive ftiil, 

3 " Stfan, tho* thou fain wouldft hare itj 
Know this foul is none of thine j 

I have {hed my blood to fave it. 
Now I challenge it for mine (b) : 
Tho' it long has thee refembled. 
Henceforth it ihall me obey ;^ 
Thus hefpolce while Satan trembled, 
Gnafh'd his teeth and fled away* 

^ Thus my frantic foul he healed. 
Bid my fins and forrows ceafe ; 
Take, faid he, my pardon fe&led, 
I have fav'd thee, go in peace :** 
Rather take me. Lord, to heaven. 
Now thy love and grace I know; 
Since thou haft my fins forgiven. 
Why ihould I remain below ! 

5 << Love he faid, will fweeten labors, 
Thou haft fomething yet to do i 

F 5 Ca 

^ WBookIlf.Hyiiui54.-- 

]06 MARK. Bk.L 

Go and (ell your friends and neighbours^ 
What my love has done for you: 
. Live to manifeft my glory. 
Wait for heaven a little fpace; 
Sinners when they hear thy ftory. 
Will repent and feek my face." 

XCUI. The ruler's daughter raifeil 
Chap. V. 39—42. 
Z: /^Ould the creatures help or cafe us ' 
^ Seldom Ihould we think of pray'r^. 
Few, if any, come to Jesus, 
Till reduced to felf defpair : '- 

Long we either flight or doubt him^ 
But when all the means we try» 
Prove we cannot do without him,. 
Then at I aft to him we cry. 
1 Thus the ruler when his daughter 
Suffer'd much, tho' Christ, was nigh^. 
Still defer'd it, till he thought her 
At the very point to die : 
Tho' he mourn'd for her condition,. 
He did not entreat the Lord^ 
Till he found that no phyfician 
But himfelf, could help afford. 
3 Jesus did not once upbraid him,. 
That he had no fooner come j 
But a gracious anfwer made him, 
And went ftraitway with him home t 
Yet his faith was put to trial 
When his fervants came, and faid, 
'* Tho' he gave thee no denial, 
'Tis too late, the child is dead.'* 

Hy. 94. M A R K^ 107 

4 JbsOs, to prevent his grieving. 
Kindly fpoke and easM his pain ; 
<< Be not fearful, but believing. 
Thou flialt fee her live again : 
When he found the people weeping, 
<< Ceafe, he faid, no longer mourn; 
For Ihe is not dei^d, but ileeping,'\ 
Then they laughed him to fcorn. 

5 O thou meek and lowly.Saviour, 
How deterdiin'd is thy love ! 
Not this rude unkind behaviour. 
Could thy gracious purpofe move : 
Soon as he the room had enter'd 
Spoke, slnd took her by the hand; 
Death at once his prey furrender'd^ 
And (he liv'd at his command. 

6 Fear not then, diftrefsM believer. 
Venture on his mighty name | 
He is able to deliver. 

And his love is ftill the fame : 
Can his pity or his power. 
Suffer thee to pray in vain; 
Wait but his appointed hour. 
And thy fuit thou (halt obtain* 

XCIV. But one loaf {c). Chap. viii. 14. 

I tjlTHEN the difciples crofsM the lake 
^^ With but one loaf on board ; 
How ftrangely did their hearts nUftake 
The caution of their Lord. 

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2 « The Icarcn of the Pharifccs 
Beware," the Siaviour faid ; 
They thought, it is becaufe he fees 
We have forgotten bread* 

2 It fecms they have forgotten too. 
What their own eyes had viewed ; 
Hew with what fcarce fuffic'd for kw^ . 
He kd a multitude. 

4 If five fisall loaves, by his command, '- 

Could many thoufands (crvci 
Alight they not truft his gracious hand. 
Thai they (hould never ftarVe f 

5 They oft his pow^r and love had known>. 

And doubtlcfs were to blame; 
But we have reafon good to own 
That we are juft the fame. 

6 How often has he brought relief, 

Andev*ry want fupply'd ! * 
Yet foon, again, our unbelief. 
Says, *' £an the Lord provider'*. 

7 Be thankful for one loaf to-day, 

Tho' that be all your ftore j 
To-morroW, if you truft and pray^ 
Shall tirnely bring you more. 

XCV. BJRTIMEUS. Chap, x* 47^ 48. 

I « Ti/fERCY, O thou Son of David r* 
1\1 Thus blind Bartimeus pray'd ^ 
Others by thy word are faved, 
K^EW to me afford thine aid 3, 


Hy. 96. MAR K. 109 

Many for his crying chid him, 
But he caird the louder ftill ^ 
Till the gracious Saviour bid him 
«* Come, aiid zfk me what you will.'* 

2 Money was not what he wanted, 
Tho* by begging us'd to live ; 
Blithe afl^d, and Jesus granted 
Alms, which none but he could give : 
*^ Lord remove this grievous blindne^^ 
Let my eyes behold the day" ; 

Strait he faw, and won by kindnefs^ 
FoUow'd Jesu« in the way. 

3 Oh !: methinks 1 hear him praifing, P 
Publifhing to all around ; 

<« Friends is not my cafe amazll^ ? 
What a Saviour I have found : 
Oh ! that all the blind but knew him. 
And would be advis'd by me f 
Surely, would they haften to him, . 
"He would caufe them all to fee/* 

XCVL C. Thiboufi of prayer. Chap xi. ly^ 

1 TpHY manfion is the cbriftian's heart, 
^ O Load, thy dwelling-place fecure I 
Bid the unruly throng depart. 
And leave the confecratcd door. 

H DeTOted as it is to thee, 

A thievi(h fwarm frequents the place f 
They fteal away my joys from me. 
And rob my Saviour of his praife. 

r 3 Tbcit 

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3 There too a Iharp deligning tndc 
Sin, Saun, and the world, maintain; 
Nor ceafe to prefs me, and pcrfuade. 
To part with eafe and purchafe paiiu 

4 I know them, and I hate their din. 
Am weary of the buftling crowd ; 
But while their voice is heard within, 
I cannot ferve thee as I would. 

5 Oh ! for the joy thy prefence gives. 
What peace iball reign when thou art here ! 
Thy prefence makes this den of thieves, 

^ A calm delightful houfe of pray'r* 

6 And if thou make thy temple Ihine, 
Yet, felf-abas'dwill I adore; 
The gjold and filver are not mine, 

I give thee what was thine before. 

XCVII. The bhjied fig-tree. Chap, xii ao. 

1 /^NE awful word which Jesus fpoke, 
\J Againft the tree which bore no fruit; 
More piercing than the light'ning's ftrokei 
Blafted and dry'd it to the root. 

2 Put could a tree the Lord offend. 
To make him ihew his anger thus ? 
He furcly had a farther end. 

To be a warning word to u$. 

3 The fig-tree by its leaves was knowii^ * 
But having not a fig to ihow ; 

It brought a heavy fenteoce down, 
« Let none hereafter oathcc grow." 


Hy. 98. LUKE. m 

4 Too many, who the gofpel hear. 
Whom Satan blinds and fin deceives; 
We to this fig-tree may compare, 
They'yield ao fruit, but only leaves* 

5 Knowledge, and ^eal, and gifts, and talk, 
UnlefS combined with faith and love. 
And witnefs'd by a gofpel walk. 

Will not a true profeffion prove. 

6 Without the fruit the Lord experts 
Knowledge will make our fiate theworfe; 
The barren trees he ftill rejeds. 

And foon will blaft them with his curfe. 

J O Lord, unite our hearts in pray'r ! 
On each of iis thy Spirit fend 5 ^ 
That we the fruits of grace may bear, 
And find acceptance in the end* 

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XCVIII. Tbitwo debtors. Chap, vii* 47, 

« i^NCE a woman filent ftocd 
^^ While Jesus fat at meat 5 
From her eyes fhepour'd a flood 

To wafli his facred feet : 
Shame and wonder, joy and love^ 
AH at once poffeft'd ber mind ; 
That (he ere fo vile could prove. 
Yet now fiwrgivcncfii find. 

a •* How 

112 LUKE. - Bk. I^ 

2 *^ How came this vile woman Iiere^ 

Will Jesus notice fuch ? 
Sure, if he a prophet were. 

He would difdain her touch V* 
Simon thus with fcornfui heart. 
Slighted one whom Jesus lov'd ; 
Biit her Saviour took her part. 

And thus his pride reprov'd, 

3 " If two men in debt were bound,' 

C)ne lefs, the other more ; ^ 
Fifty, or five hundred pound. 
And both alike were poor ; 
Should the lender both forgive^ 
When he faw them both diftrefs'd ; 
Whicl}Qf)f them would you believe 
Engag'd to love him heft ? 
|. " Surely he who moft did owe," 
The Pharifee reply'd ; 
Then our Lord, ** by judging fo. 

Thou doft for her decide : 

Simon if like her you knew 

How much you forgivenefs need; 

You irke her had a^bed too. 

And welcomM me indeed ; 

; When the load of finis felt. 

And much forgivcnefs known ; 
Then the heart of courie will melt, 

Tho' hard before asftone: 
Blame not then her love and tearSy 
Greatly (he in debt has been ; 
But I have removed her fears. 
And pardon'd all her fin*'* 

6 WheA 

llv.99» LUKE us 

6 When I read this woman's cafe. 

Her love and humble zeal ; 
I confefs, wkh fliame of face. 

My heart is made of fteel. 
Much has been forgiv'n to mcy 
Jesus paid my heavy- fcore ; 
What a creature mull I be 

That' I can- love no more! 

XCiX. The good Samaritan. Chap. Xv33— 35* 

1 TTOW kind the good Samaritan 
XA To him who fell among the tbievef ! 

Thus Jesus pities fallen men. 

And hekls the Wounds the (bul receives, 

St Oh ! I remember well the day, 
Wl*n forcly wounded, nearly ilain 5 
Like that poor man I bleeding lay. 
And gron'd forhelp, butgron'd in vain. ^ 

^ Men faw me in this helplefs cafe. 
And pafs*d without compaflion by ; 
Each neighbour turned" away his fkce» 
Unmoved by, my mournful cry* 

4 But he whofe name had been my fcornj 
(As Jews Samaritans defpife) 

Came when he faw me thus forlorn. 
With love and pity in his eyes. 

5 Gently he rais'd me from the ground, 
Prefs'd me to lean upon his arm j» 
And into ev'ry gaping;, wound 

He pour*d his own alT-bealing balm* 

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6 Unto his church my fteps he led,. 
The houfe prepar'd for finners loft ; 
Gave charge I fhould be cloath'd and fed^ 
And took upon him all the coft. 

y Thus fav'd from death, from want fecur'dj, 
I wait till he again fhall come, 
(When I fhall be completely cur'd^ 
And take me to his heavenly home. 

8 There thro' eternal boundlefs days. 
When nature's wheel no longer rolls j 
How fhall I love, adore, and praiie. 
This good Samaritan to fouls ! 

C. MARTHA and MARY. Chap, tU 


J ATArtha her love and jov cxprefs'd 
J^VX. By care to entertain her gueft ; 
While Mary fat to hear her Lord, 
And could not bear to lofe a word* 

ft The principle in both the fame, 
Produc'd iti each adifF'rent aim ; 
The one to fcaft the Lord was led. 
The other waited to be fcd^ ^'^ 

5 Hut IAmj chofc the better part. 

Her Saviour's words rcfrcfh'd her hearty 
While bufy Martha angry grew, 
And loft her time and temper too. 

4* With warmth flie to her ftfter fpoke 
But brought upon herfelf r«buke ; 
^< One thing is needful, and but one, 
iVhy do thy dioughts on many run ?" 

5 Hw 

Hy. lOt. LUKE. 11^ 

5 How oft are we like Martha vcx'd, 
Encumber'd, hurried, and perplex'd ? 
While trifles fo*engrof»our.thought. 
The one thing needful is forgot. 

6 Lord teach us this one thing to choofeV 
Which they who gain can never lofe; 
Sufficienit in itfeif alone. 

And needful, were the world our own*. 

^ Let grov'ling hearts the world admire^. 
Thy Jove is.ali that i require I 
Gladly 1 may the reft refign^ 
If the one needful thing be mine I 

CL Tbi heart taktn. Chap. 2d« %iy t2i 

1 ^H£ caftle of the human heart 
-* Strong in its native fin ;. 
Is guarded well in every partv 
By him who dwells within. 
a For Satan there in arms refides. 
And calls the place his own ; 
With care againft aflfaults provides^ 
And ruFft) as on a throne. 

3 Each traitor thought on him as chief> 

In blind obedience waits ; 
And pride felf-«ill, and unbelief^ 
Are pofted at the gates* 

4 Thus Satan for a feafon- reigns. 

And keeps his goods in peace; 
The foul is pleas'd to wear bls^chains. 
Nor wiflies a releafe. 

5 But 

fi6 LUXE. Bk. li 

5 But JeSus ftrongerifar than he^ 

In his appointed hour 
Appears to fet his people free 
From the ufurper's pow'r. 

6 >*'This heart I bought with blood, he iiy^f 

And now it (hall beminev" 
His voice the ftrbngorie arm'd dtfmayt^ • 
He knows hcniuft refignt 

7 la fpite of unbelief and pride. 

And felf) and Satan's artf 
The gates of brafs fly open wfde. 
And Jisus wins the heart.- 

8 The rebel foul that once withftood 

The Savioui*»s kindeft caH j 

Rejoices now by grace fubdu'd, . 

To ferve him with her all* 

CII. Thi Hmrldling. Chap.xii. i6 — iJr. 

k " VfY- barns are i\x\\^ my ftores increafey 
^ **• And now, for many years 
Soul, ^at and drink^ and take thine eafe^ 
Secure from wants and fears/' 

St Thus while a worldling boafted once. 
As many now prefume j 
He heard the Lord him felf pronounce 
His fudden, awful doom. 

3 «* This night, vain fool, thy foul muft paTs 
Into a world unknown; 
And who fliall then the ftores poflefa • 
Which thou Jiaft call'd thine own." 

4 Thus 

Jiv. 103. L ^U ,K E, iij. 

4 Thus blinded mortals fondly fcheme 

For ^appinefs below ; 
Till death difturbs the pleafing drezm^ 
. And they aw^ke to woe. 

5 Ah! whbxan fpeak the vaft difxnay 

That fills the fmner's mind ; 
When torn, by death's ftrong hand aw^^ 
He leaves^ his all behind. 

6 Wretches, who oleave to^earthly things, 

But are not rich to God; 

Their dying hour is full of dings. 

Arid beUtiA«tr dark abode. 

7 Dear Saviour, make us timely wife, 

Thy gofpel to attend j 
That we may live above .thc'fkiea. 
When this poor life fhall end, 

cm. The barren fig'tree. Ch^p. xiii. 6— Qi 

I nptfE church a garden is 
* In which believers ftand. 
Like ornamental trees 
'Planted by God's own hand^: 
His Spirit waters all their roots. 
And ev*ry branch abounds with fruits# 

'^ But other trees there are. 
In this inclofure grow ; 
Which tho* they promife fair. 
Have only leaves to (how : 
No fruits of grace are on them found. 
They ftand butcumVrcrsof the ground. 

5 Thft 

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3 The under gard'ncr grieves. 
In vain his ftjpength hd (pends^ 
For heaps of ufelefs leaves. 
Afford bim fmall amends: 

He hears the Lord his will makekaown^ 
To cut the barren fig-trees down, 

4 How difficult his poft. 
What pangs his bowels move. 
To find his wifhes croft. 

His labours ufelefs prove ! 
His laft relief is earneft prayV, 
«< Lord fpare them yet another jev^ 

5 Spare them and let me try 
What farther means may do ; 
ril frefh manure appJy, 

My digging I'll renew : 
Who knows but yet they fruit may yield! 
If not— 'tis juft they muftbe fell'd/* 

6 If under means of grace. 
No gracious fruits appear^ 
It is a dreadful cafe, 

Tho* God may long forbear: 
At length he'll ftrike the threatened bIow(iJi 
And lay the barren fig-tree low. 

CIV. The prodigal Son. Chap. xv. n..*^ 

t AFfliaions, tho' they feem fevere, 
*^ In mercy oft are fent ; 
They flopped the prodigal's career, 
. A^d forc'd him to repent. 
. a Altho! 

1^" - (4ao9kII,Hymna5. 

.Hy. 104 L U K E. ^jg 

2 Altho* he no rdcntings felt 
Till he had fpent his ftore ; 
His ftubborn heart began to melt 
When famine pinch'd him fore. 

3 <« What have Ijeain'd by fin, he faid. 

But hunger, mame, and fear 5 
My father's houfe abounds with biead^ 
While I am ftarvinghere* 

4 rU go and tell him all Tve done» 

And fall before his face.; 
Unworthy to be call'd his foil, 
I'll feek a fervants place/' 

5 His father faw him coming back, 

Hefaw, and ran, and ^mil'd; 
And threw his arms around the jieck 
Of his rebeliious child. 

6 " Father I've finn'd— but O forgive! 2 

•« I've hd^rd enough he faid. 
Rejoice my houfe, my fon's alive> 
For whom I mourn'd as dead* 

J Now let the fatted calf be flain^ 
And fp ead the news around ; 
My fon was dead, but lives agaifl^* 
Was loft, but now is found. 

S 'Tis thus the Lord his love revea]S|' 
To call poor finners home; 
More than a father's love he fisel^t 4 

And welcomes ail that come* ,^^. 


jio L U K E. Bk.4. 

CV. The rich man and L A Z A R US. 

Chap. xvi. 19--25. 

1 A Worldling fpenC each day 
-^ In luxury and ftate ; 
While a believer lay, 

Think not the Lord's appointments {bange,. 
Death made a great and lafting chan^. 

2 Death brought the faint releafe 
From want, difeafe, and fcorn ^ 
And to the land of peace. 

His foul, by angels borne. 
In Abraham's bofom fafely plac'd, ' ] 

£nj6ys an everlafting feaft* 

3 The rich man alfo dy'd. 
And in a moment fell 
From all his pomp and pride 
Into the flames of hell : 

The beggar's blifs from far beheld. 
His foul with double angui(h fill'd. 

4 " O Abra'm fend, he cries, 
(But his requeft was vain) 
The beggar from the fkies 

To mitigate my pain i , 

One drop of water 1 entreat, I 

To foQth my tongue's tormenting heat.*' 

5 Let all who worldly pelf 
And worldly fpirits have, 
Obferve, each for himfelf. 
The anfwer Abra'm gave : 

<* Remember thou waft fill'd with good^ 
^jule the poor beggar piaM for food. 


fl*. io6. LUKE. 121 

3 Ncglcfled at thy door. 

With tears he begg'd his bread. 

But now, he weeps no more. 

His grief^ and pains are fled : 
His joys eternally wHl flow. 
While thine expire in ejidlels woe* 
7 LoR2>^ make us truly wife. 

To cboofe thy peoples lotj 

And earthly joys defpife. 

Which foon will be forgot: 
The greateft evil w&can fear. 
Is to pofTers our portion here ! 

CVL The importunate widow {e). Chap^ 
xviii. I — 7. 

1 O^^ Lord, who knows Xuil well 
^-^ The heart of ev'ry faint j 

Invites us, by a parable. 
To pray and never faint. 

2 He bows his gracious ear. 
We never plead in vain ; 

Yet we muft wait till he appear, / 
And pray, and pray, again. 

3 Tho' unbelief fuggeft, . 
Why (hould we longer wait? 

He bids us never give him reft. 
But be importunate. 

4 'Twas thus a widow poor. 
Without fupport or friend, 

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Bcfet the unjuft judge's door, 
Andjgain -d, at laft, her end, 

5 For her be little car'd. 
As little for the laws ; 

Nor God, jnor man, did be regard. 
Yet he efpous'd her caufe. 

6 She urg'd him day and night. 
Would no denial 4ake$ 

At length he faid, « IMl do her right^ 
For my own quiet fake/* 

7 And fliall not Jesus hear 
His chofen, when they ctf ? 

Yes, tho' he may awhile forbear. 
He'll help them from on high. 

8 His nature, truth and love. 
Engage him on their fide j 

When they are grieved, his bowels move| 
And can they be deny'd ? 
g Then let us earneft be. 
And never faint in pray*r j 
He loves our importunity. 

And makes our caufe his care. 

CVIL ZJCCHEUS. Chap.xix.,_6^ 

I /TT Accbeus climb'd the tree, 

^ And thought himfelf unknown 5 
But how furpriz'd was he 
When Jesus calPd him down I 
The Lord beheld him, tho' conceal'd. 
And by a word bis pow'r rcvcal'd. 

a Wonder 

Hy.i«7. LUKE. itj 

2 Wonder and joy at once 
Were painted in his face ; 

<< Does he my name pronounce 

And does he know my cafe ? 
Will Jesus deign with me to dine; 
L0RD9 I9 with all I have, am thine V* 

3 Thus where the gofpel's preach'd 
And finners come to hear ; 
The hearts of fome are reached 
Before they are aware : 

The word direSIy fpeaks to them, 
And feems to point them out by name. 

4 'Tis curioiity 

Oft brings them in the way. 

Only the man to fee 

And hear what he can fay ; 
But how the finner ilartsto find 
The preacher knows his utmoft mind. 

5 His long forgotten faults 
Are brought again in view. 
And all his fecret thoughts, 
Reveal'd in public too : 

Tho' compaf&'d with a croud about, 
The fcarcfaing word has found him out, 

6 While thus diftreffing pain 
And forrow fills his heart % 
He hears a voice again. 
That bids his fears djepart. 

Then like Zaccheus he is blefl, 
Aod Jesus deigns to be his gueft. 

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CVIII. The believer's danger^ fafeti and dui 
Chap. xxii. 31^ 32, 

1 « QIiaON, beware! the Saviour faid, 

O ISatan^ your fubtle foe. 
Already, has his meafures laid ^ 

Your foul to overthrow. 

2 He wants to fift you all as wheat^ 

And thinks his viA'ry fure ; 
Sut I his malice vvill defeat. 
My pray'r fhall faith fecjure.'' 

3 Believers, tremble and rejoice. 

Your help and danger view; 

This warning has to you a voice,' 

This promife fpeaks to you, 

4 S^tan beholds with jealous eye. 

Your privilege and joy ; 
He's always watchful, always nigh. 
To tear, and to dcftroy. 

5 But Jesus lives to intercede. 

That faith may ftill prevail ; 
He will fupport in time of need. 
And Satan's arts fhall fail. 
-6 Yet let us not tKc warning Higbt, 
But watchful flill be found ; 
Tho' faith cannot be (lain in fight. 
It may receive a wound, 
y While Satan watches, darewefleep? 
We muft our guard maintain; 
But, Lord, do thou the city keep. 
Or elfe we watch in vain {f). 


Hy. log. t U K E. 12S 

G IX. Father forgive them. Chap, xxiii. 34, 

I: « pATHER, forgive (the Saviour faid) ^ 

^ They know not what they do :'* * \ 
His heart was mov'd when thus he pray'd 

For me, myfnends, and you* % 

2 He faw, that as the Jews abus'd 

And crucify'd his flefli ; 
So he, by us, would be refused. 
And crucify'd afrefli. 

3 Thro' love of fin, we long are prone 

To a£t as Satan did ; 
But now, with grief and fliame we own^ 
We knew not what we did. 

4 . We knew not the defert of fin^ 
Nor whom we thus defy'd ; 
Nor where our guilty fouls had been^ 
I/j£sus hadnotdy'd. 

5 We knew not what a law we broke9 

How holy, juft and pure I 
Nor what a GoD we durft pravoke, . 
But thought ourfelves fecure* 

6 But Jesus all our guilt forefaw. 

And ihed his precious blood 
To fatisfy the holy law, 

And make our p^s^ce with Goo» 

7 My fin, dear Saviour, made theebleed. 

Yet djdft thou pray for me ! 
I knew not what I did, indeed. 
When ignount of thee« 

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ex. Tbi two male/affcrs. Chap, xxlii. 39—43. 

1 C Overeign grace has pow'r alone 
•^ To fubdue a heart of ftone ; 
And the moment grace is felt. 
Then the hardeft heart will melt. 

2 When the Lord was crucify 'd 
Two cranfgreflbrs with him dy'd ; 
One with vile blafpheming tongue^ 
ScofF'd at j£sus as be hung. 

3 Thus he fpent his wicked breatft^ 
In the very jaws of deaths 
PerifhM, as too many do. 

With the Saviour in his view. 

4 But the cthcr^ touchM with grace. 
Saw the danger of his cafe; 
F*aith receiv'd to own the Lord^ 
Whom the fcribes and priefts abhor'di 

5 *< Lord, he pray'd, remember me^ 
When in glory thou (halt be :" 

<* Soon with me, the Lord replies^ 
Thou {halt reft in paradife." 

6 This was wond'rous grace indeed, 
Grace vouchfaf'd in time of need/ 
Sinners truftin Jesu's name. 
You iball find hisi ftill the fame. 

7 But beware of unbelief. 

Think upon the hardened thief ^ « 

If the goipel you difdain, '^ 

Christ, to you, will die ia vain. * 



Hr;iii. JOHN. 127 


CXL lie wcnmn of Samaria. Chap. iv. 2%. 

I T £ S U S', to what didft thou fubmit 
J To fave thy dear-bought flock from hell ! 
Like a poor traveler fee him fit, 
Athirft, and weary, by the well. 

a The woman who for water came, 
(What great events on fmall depend) 
Then learnt the glory of his name, 
The well of life, the finner's Friend f 

3 Taught from her birth to hate the Jews, 
And fiird with party-pride \ at firft 

Her zeal induc'd her to refufe 
Water, to quench the Saviour's thirft, 

4 But foon fheknew the gift of God, 
And Jesus, whom (he fcorn'd before, 
Unafk'd, that drink on her beftow'd 
Which whofo taftes (hall thirft no more# 

5 His words her prejudice removed. 
Her fin ihe felt, relief (he found j 

^Shefaw and heard, bcleiv'd and lov'd, 
'. And ran to tell her neighbours round. 

6 O come this wond'rous man behold ! 
The promised Saviour ! this is he. 
Whom ancient prophecies foretold, 
Born, from our guilt to fet us free. 

.7 Like her, in ignorance content, 
1 worfliip'd long I knew not what ; 
Like her, on other things iiftent, 
i found him, when 1 fought him not* 

I ■ G 4 8 He 

8 He told fkie all that e'^r I (did. 
And toU me all was pardon'd too; 
And nour, like faer, as he has bid^ 
Hire to point him out to you. 

CXII. The pool of Betbifdd {i)^ Chap.v..2-i 

1 1>ESID£ the gofpel pool 
^^ Appointed for the poor; 

From year to year, iny hclplefs foul- 
Has waited for a cure. 

2 How often have I feen 
Th^ healing waters move; 

/Vnd others, round me, Aepping ia^ 
Their efficacy prove. 
3. But my complaints remain, 
I feel the very fame ; 
As full of guilt, and fear, and paia^^ 
As when at firft I came. 

4 O would the Lord appear 
My malady to heal ; 

He knows how long I've langui(h*d here^ 
And what diftrefs I feel. 

5 How often have I thought 
Why ihould I longer lie ? 

Surely the mercy I have fought . 
Is not for fuch as I* 

6 jfc But whither can I go ? 
-'There is no other pool 

Where ftrmms of fovVeign virtue flow 
To make a finner whole. ^ 


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»y*iij. JOHN. J29 

7 ,Here then, from day to day,' 
I'll wait, and hope, and try^ 
Can Jesus ]^ear a fihher pray. 
Yet fuflfer him to die i 
S No : he is full of ^race ; 
He never will permit 
A foul, that £»>n. would fee his facc^ . 
To perjiljli.atjlus fpet. 

CXIII. jfnother. 

I TLIEREatBethefda'spool, thepoor^ 
AA Thewithcr'rf, halt, and blind; 
With, w^^i^g hearts exped a cure. 
And free admittance find. 

qt Here ftre2|ms of wond'rous virtue flow 
To heal a finirfick foul ; 
To wa(h the filthy white as fnow. 
And make the wounded whole. 

3 The dumb break forth in fongs of praife^ 

The blind their fight receive ; 
The cripple runs in wifdom's ways,^^ 
l*he dead revive, and live ! 

4 Reftrain'd to no one cafe, or time,^ 

Thefe waters always move ; 

Sinners, in ev'ry age and clime. 

Their vital influence prove. 

5 Yet numbers daily near them lie, * 

Who meet with no relief j^ 
With life in view they pix^c and die 
. In hopdcfs uhbelier. 

9i *lTi# 

13© J O H N. Bk.; 

6 'Tis ftranjre they (hould refufe to batho 

And yet freq^ueat the pool ; 
But none can even wifli for ^th^ 
While love of fin bears rule. 

7 Satan their confciences has fealM, 

And ftupify'd their thought i 
For were they willing to be heal'd. 

The cure would foon be wrought. 
S Do thou, dear Saviour, interpofe. 

Their ftubborn wills conftrain 3 
Or die to them the water^ows^ 

And grace is preached in vain* 

CXIV. Thidifcipksatfta{h). — 21. 

I /^X)nftrain'd hy their Lord to embark, 
^ And venture, without him, to feaj. 
The feaibn tempeftuous and dark. 
How griev'd the difciples muft be I 
But tho' he remain'd on the (hore. 
He fpent the night for them in pray'r^ 
Theyftillwerc as fafe as before^ 
And equally under his care. 

3 They firove, tho' in vain> for a while^ 
The force of the waves to withftand ; 
But when.they were weary'd with toil^ 
They faw their dear Saviour at hand : 
They gladly receiv'd him on board, . 
His prefehce their fpirits reviv'd. 
The fca became calm at his word. 
And toon at their port they arriv'd, 

^1 WBooknt Hyma>7* 

Ht.115. JOHN. 131 

3 Wc, like the difciples, are tofs'd . 
By ftorms, on a perilous deepj 
But cannot be poilibly loft. 
For Jesus has charge of the fhip ; 
Tho*^ billows and winds are enrag'd, 
And threaten to make us their fport i 
This pilot his word has engag'd 
To bring us, in fafety, to port. 

4 If fometimes we ftruggle alone. 

And he his withdrawn from 6ur view ; 
It makes us more willing to own. 
We nothing, without him, can do : 
Then Satan our hopes would aflail. 
But Jbsus is ftill within call ; 
And when our poor efforts quite fail. 
He comes in good time and does all, 

5 Yet, Lord, we are 'ready to fhrink 
Unlefs wc thy prefence perceive 5 

O fave us (wc cry) or we fink. 
We would, but we cannot believe : 
The night has been long and fevere. 
The winds and the feas are ftill high s 
Dear Saviour, this moment appear^ 
And fay to our fouls, « It is 1 (;) !'* 

CXV. mUyialfog^away? Chap. vi. 67-69* 

1 '^UK7HEN any turn from Zion's way, 
▼ V ( Alafs ! what numbers do !) 
Methinks I hear my Saviour fay, 
♦« Wilt thou forfake me too?'* 
. ^ a. Ah 

X^ (OBookIU«Hj»a]S» 

3 32 job: n. bkvL 

a Ah Lord ! with fuch a heart as mino^ 
itnlsfs thou hold me faft ; 
I feel Imuft, I (hall decline. 
And prove like them at laft* 
3 Yet thou alone haft pow'r, I know. 
To fave a wretch like me ; 
To whom, or whither, could I go,. 
If I fhould turn from thee I 
^ Beyond a doubt I reftaflur'd 
. Thou art the Chiiist of God j 
Who haft eternal life fecur'd 
By promife and by blood. 
^ The help of men and angels join*d> 
Could never reach my cafej 
Nor can I hope relief to find, j 

But in thy boundlefs grace. 

6 No voice but thine can give me re&^ ' ] 

And bid my fears depart; 
No love but thine can make me blcft'd^ 
And fatisfy my heart. 

7 What in^iilfli has that qiieftion ftirf'd> 

If I will alfo go? 
Yet, Lord, relying on thy word, 
I humbly dnfwer. No ! 

GXVI. T^s nfummon tmd the life. 
Chap. xi. 25. 

I T Am, faith Christ our glorious head,. 
-■' (May we attention give) 
The refurredion of the dead. 
The life of all that live. 

a By 

Hy-ii7. J O H N. 133 

a By faith in me, the foul receives 
New life, tho' dead before ; 
And he that in my name believes^ 
Shall live, to die no more. 
3 The (inner, Ilccping in his grave. 
Shall at my voice awake; 
And when I once begin to fave,. 
My work I ne'er forfake." 
4. Fulfil thy promife, gracious Lord/ 
On us aHemSled here ; 
Put forth thy Spirit with the Word^ 
And caufe the dead to hear. 
5 Preferve the pow'r of faith alive. 
In thofe who love thy name y 
For fin and Satan daily ft rive 
To quench the facred flame, 
i Thypow'r and mercy firft prcvail'd,. 
From death to fet us free^ 
And often fince our life had fail'd. 
If not rcncw'd by thee. 
7 To thee we look, to thee we bow jr 
To thee, for help, we call y 
Our life andrefure^ioa thou, 
' Our hope,, our joy, our all. 

GXVIU Weeping MjfRr. C3np;'xr.fiwi(j 

J T^ARY to her Saviour's tomb 
^^ Hafled at the early dawn j 
Spice {he brought^ andfweet perfume j 
But the Lord lheh)Y'dwa9gQAC» ^ 

,3^ J O H N. BK.L 

For awhile (he weeping ftoody^ 
Struck with forrow and furpriae; ' 
Shedding tears, a plenteous flood^. 
For her heart fupply'd her eyes, 

2 Jesu^, who is always near, - 
Tho' too often unperceiv'd. 

Came, his drooping child to chear. 

Kindly afkine. Why flic griev'd ? * ' " 

Tho* at firft me knew him not. 

When he call'd her by her name. 

Then her griefs were all forgot. 

For flie found he was the fame. . ^ 

3 Grief and fighing quickly fled ' ', 
When ftie heard his welcome voice f, 
Juft before flie thought him dead. 

Now he bids^^ her lieart rejoice ; .. ■ 

Wkat a change his word can make. 

Turning darknefs into day ! 

You who weep for Jesus' fake, 
. He will wipe your tears away; i 

4 He who came to comfort her, ' 

When flie thought her all was lofl*; 

Will for your relief appear, / 

Tho* you now are tempeft-tofs'd : 

On his word your burden caft, 
, On his love your thoughts employ j 
^ Weeping for awhile may laft, 
» But the morning brings the joy* 

CXVIIL C. Lovejl th$u mef Chap, xxi, i6« 
I TLJ ARK, my foul I it is the Lord; 
XX |Ti5 thy Saviwr^ hwr his word ; 

J«swa JOHN. 13J 

Jesus fpeaks, and fpeaks to thee ; 
<< Say, poor finner, lov'ft thou me ? 

2 I deliverM thee when bound. 

And, when wounded, heal'd thy wound; 
Sought thee wandVing^ fet thee right, 
Turn'd thy darknefs into light.** 

3 Can a woman's tender care 
Ceafe towards the child (he bare i 
Yes, fhe may forgetful be. 

Yet lyili I remember thee. 

Jl *' Mine is an unchanging love^ 
Higher than the heights above ; 
Deeper than the depths beneath. 
Free and faithful, ftrong as dearil. ^ 

5 Thou ihalt iee my glory foon,. 
When the work of grace is done $ 
Partner of my throne ihall be. 
Say, poor (inner, lov'ft thou me r! 

( Lord it is my chief complaint,. ^ 

That my love is weak and faint $, 
Yet I love thee and adore. 
Oh for grace to love thee more I 

CXIX. Jnotbir. .:i 

t 9^ I S a point I long to know, 
'' Oft it cauies anxious thought i 

Do I love the Loiu>, or no i 

Am I his, or am I not ? 
9t If I love, why am I thus i 

Why tbU dull and lifclefs frame t 

s^S J O H N. Bk.1.. 

Kardljr, Aire, can they be worfc. 
Who have never heard his Jf June ! 

3 Could my hfart To hard /emain. 
Pray *r a taik and burden prove j 
Ev'ry trifle give me pain, 

If I knew a Saviour's love ? 

4 When I turn my eyes within. 
All is dark, and vain, and wild ^ 
Fill'd with unbelief and fin. 
Can I deem myfelf a child ? 

'5 If I pray, or hear^ or read. 

Sin is miJ^i with all 1 do ; 

You that love the Lord indeed;, 

Tell me. Is it thus with you ? 
6 Yet I mourn my ftubbdrn will. 

Find my fin a grief and thrall; 

Should I gricy« for what I feel. 

If I did not love at all ? 
J Could I joy his faints to mc?f, 

Choofe the .ways I once abhorred. 

Find, at times, the prpmife f\yeQl^ 

If I did not love the Lord ? 
$ Lord decide the doubtful cafe ! 

Thou who art the people's fun i 

Shine upon 'thy work of grace. 

If it be ixideed begun* 

9 Let 9ie love ithee.more and more^ 
If I love at all,: I pray ; 
If I have not lov*d beforC) 
Hefp me to begin %q i^ji 

A C T S^ 

Hy. 110. ACTS. i33f" 


CXX. TbtJiatb e/STEP H BN^ 
Chap. vii. 54 — 60. 


S fome tall rock amidft the waveSj^ 
The fury of the tcmpeft braves. 
While the fierce bilknrs toffing high,. 
Break at its foot and murmuring die : 

Thus they 9fho in the Lord confide, ^ 
Tho' foes afiauit on ev'ry fide. 
Cannot be movM or overthrown^ 
For Jesus makes their caufe kis own» 

So faithful Stephen, undifmayM, 
The malice of the Jews furvey'd 5 
The holy joy which &lVd his brcaft,. 
A luftre on his face inprefs'd. 

" Behold ! he faid, the world of light 
Is open'd to my ftrengthen'd fight ^. 
My glorious Lord appears in view. 
That Jesvs, whom ye lately flew*" 

With fuch a friend and witnefs near. 
No form of death could make him fear; 
Calm^ amidft fliow'rs of Phones, he kneels. 
And only for his murd*rers feels.. ^ 

May we, by faith, preceiVe thee thu^. 
Dear Saviour, ever near to us ! 
This fight our peace, thio' life, fliall keep^ 
And death be fear'd no more than fleep. 


•jjS A C T S. ' - Bk J; 

CXXI. 7%i relets furrender to prace. LoRD^ 
wbat wilt thou have me to do ? Cbap« ix. 6t 

t ¥ ORD, thou haft won, at length I yteW^ 
f^ My heart, by mighty grace compell'dy 

Surrenders all to thee ; , 

Againft thy terrors long I ftrove, 
fiut who can ftand againft thy love^ ': 

Love conquers even me*. 

a Al that a wretch coidd do, I try'd. 
Thy patience fcorn'd, thy pow'r defyV^ 

And trampled on thy laws ; 
Scarcely thy martyrt at the ftake, 
Could ftand more ftedfaft for thy fake^ 

1 han I in Satan's cauft. 

3 But fince thou haft thy love rcvcard^ 
And fhewn my foul a pardon feal'd,. 

I can refift no more : 
Couldft thou for fuch a finner bleed ? 
Canft thou for fuch a rebel plead ? 

I wonder and adort ! 

4 If thou hadft bid thy thunders roll^ 
And light'nings flaih, to blaft my foul^ 

I ftill had ftubborn been : 
But mercy has my hearj fubdu'd, 
I A bleeding Saviour I have view'd* 
And now I hate my fin* 

5 New, Lord, I would be thine alone. 
Come take pofieffion of thine own, 

For tho haft fet me free ; 


Hy. n2. ACTS. rji 

ReleasM from Satan's hard command^ 
See all my powers waiting ftand, 
' To be employ'd by thee. 

i My will conform'd to thine would move^ 
On thee my hope, deiire, and love. 

In fix'd attention join ^ 
My kinds, my eyes, my ears, my tongue, 
Haye Satan's fervants been too long. 

But now they (hall be thine. 

y And can I be the very fame. 

Who lately durft blafpheme thy name. 

And on thy gofpel tread i 
Surely each one, who hears my cafe. 
Will praifethee, and confefs tny grace 

Invincible indeed ! 

CXXlI. PETER nleafedfrmprlfimi 
Chap. xii. 6 — 8. 

X pErvent perfevering pray'r^ 

" Are faith's afiur'd refource; S\ 

Brazen gates, and iron bars 
In vain withft^nd their force : 
Peter when in prifon caft, 
Tho' by ibldiers kept with care ; 
Tho' the doors were bolted faft. 
Was foon released by pxzfu 

% While he flept an angel came 
And fpread a light around ; 
Touch'd, and call'd him by his name^ 
And rais'd him from the ground ; 

^^ AU 

ff40 ACTS- Bit] 

All his chains and fetters burft, 
Ev*ry door wid« open flew 5 
F«ter thought he <iream'd at firft^ 
But found the viiion true. 

^2 Thus the Lord can malpe a wajr 
To bring his faints relief; 
'Tis their part to wait and pFay,. 
In fpite of unbelief : 
He can break thro' walls of flpne. 
Sink the mountain to a.plain ; 
They, to whom his name is knowny. 
Can never pray in vain. 

if Thus in chains of guilt and iuit 
Poor finners fleeping lie j 
No alarm is felt within, 
Altho' condemned to die ; 
Till defcending from above 

i Mercy fmiling in his eyes) 
Bsus, with a voice of love, 

AwiiJkes, a.nd bids (hem rjife. . 
|g G] 2^1 the fumqaons tbey obey, . . 
And liberty defire ; 
Strait thjeir fetters melt away 
Like wax before the fire : 
By the word of him who dy'd. 
Guilty pri^iie£s to releafe; 
Ev'ry door^ies.opw wide. 
And they d.epiii:t in peace« 


Iy.«i3- A iC T S. 14^ 

€XXI1I. "Fkemmillnggoigler. Chap, xvi: 
a^ SO. 

i A Believer, flr^fe'ltem dare, 
•^^ May. in ch^iis, or dungeons, fing^ ^ 
If tkc LoRD'bc #ith %iiti there 5 
And be happier than a king : 
Paul and Silas thus coniin'd, 
Tho' their backs were torn by whips^ 
Yet poiieffing peace of mind. 
Sung his praiie with joyful lips« 
2 Suddenly the prifon:flK)ok, 
Open flew the iron doors ; 
And the goalcr, terror-ftruck. 
Now his captives* help implores : 
Trembling at their feet he fell, ^ 

*< Tell me. Sirs, what muft I do 
To be fav'd from guilt and hell ? 
None can tell me this but you." 

o <« Look to Jesus, they reply'd. 
If on him thou canft believe; 
* By the death which he has dy'dt 
Thou falvation fhalt receive :" 
While the living word he heard. 
Faith fprung up within his heart. 
And reieas'd from ail he fear*d. 
In their joy his foul had part. 

j^ Sinners, Christ is ftill the fafne, 
O that you could likewife fear ! 
Then the mention of his name 
Would be mufick to your eari 

jj4» ACT S, 

Jesus refcues Satan's flaves, (^ t 

Hrs dear wounds ftill plead, « Forgive !*f ' 
Jesus to the utmoft faves ; ' 
Sinners, look to him and live. 

CXXIV. The exorci/ls, Chap. x\x. I3~i6li 

I T1I7HEN the apoftle wonders wrought^ a 
^^ And heard the fick, in Jesus' name. 
The fons of Sceva vainly thought : / 
That they had pow'r to do the fame. 7 ^ 

3 On one poflers'd they try'd their art. 
And naming Jefus preach'd by Paul^ 
They charg'd the fpirit to depart, 
Expeding he'd obey their call. 

3 The fpirit anfwer'd, with a mock, 
** Jesus 1 know, and Paul I know ; 
I muft have gone if Paul had fpoke. 
But who are ye that bid me go ?" 

4 With fury then the man he filPd, 
Who on the poor pretenders flew ; 
Naked and wounded, almoft kill'd. 
They fled in all the people's view. 

5 Jesus ! that name, pronounc'd by faith^ 
Is full of wonder-working pow'r ; 

It conquers Satan, fin and death. 

And cheers in trouble's darkefl: hour. '•- 

6 But they, who are not born again. 
Know nothing of it but the found ; 
They do but take his name in vain 
When moft (heir s&eal and pains abound. 

7 Sa- 

Vr: 125. AC T S. 14J 

Satan their vain attempts derides. 
Whether they talk, or pray, or preach ; 
Long as the love of iiA abides. 
His pow'r is fafe beyond their reach. 
{ But you, believers, may rejoice, 
Satan well knows your mighty Friend > 
He trensbles at your Saviour's voice, 
And' owns be cannot gain his end. 

CXXV. PAU Us voyage. Chap, xxvii. 
I TF Paul in Caefar's court muft ftand, 
-■• He need not fear the fea ; 
Secur'd from harm, on ev'ry hand 
By the divine decree, 
a Altho' the fhip, in which he faiW, 
By dreadful ftorms was tofs'd ; 
^t\it promife over all prevailed. 
And not a life was loft. 

3 Jesus ! the God whom Paul ador'd. 

Who faves in time of need ; 
Was then confefs'd, by ail on boards 
A prefent help indeed ! 

4 Tho' neither fun nor ftars were feen, 

Paul knew the Lord was near ; 
And faith prefervM his foul ferene. 
When others fhook for fear. 

5 Believers thus are tofsM about. 

On life's tempeftuous main ; 
But grace aiTures, beyond a doiibt. 
They (hall their port attain. 
4 They muft, they fhall appear one day^ 
Before their Saviour's thrones 

^^ ROMANS. Bk.3 

The ftorms they meet with by the way^ 
But make his power known. 

y Their paffage lies acrofs tbe^rtnk 
Of many a threatening wave ; 
The world expe(9s to fee them fink. 
But Jefns lives to fave. 

$ Lord, tho* we are but feeble worms^ 
Yet fince thy word, is paft ; 
We'll venture thro' a thoufand ftormsj 
To fee thy face at laft. 


CXXVI. The good that I W9uld I d$ n9h 
Chap. vii. 

I Would, but cannot fing. 
Guilt has untun'd my voice ; 
The ferpent fin's envenom'd ftin^ 
Has poifon'd all my joys. 

I know the Lord is nigh. 

And would, but cannot pray; 
For Satan meets me when I try, 

Andfrights my foul away. 

I would, but can't repent, 

Tho* I endeavour oft j 
This ftony heart can ne'er relent 

Till Jesus make it foft. 

I would, but cannot love, 

Tho* woo'd by love divine j 


\ 127. ROMANS. 145 

No arguments have pow'r to move 

A foul fo bafe as mine. 

I would, but cannot reft 

In God's moft holy .will ; 
I know wh^t he appoints U beft. 

Yet murmur at it ftilL 

Oh could I but believe ! 

Then all would caly be ; 
I would but cannot, Lord, relieve ; 

My help muft come from thee 1 

But if indeed I ^vould^ 

Tho' I can nothing do ; 
Yet the defite is fomething good, 

For which thy praife is due. 

By nature prone to ill. 

Till thine appointed hour, 
I was as defticute of will. 

As now I am of pow'r. 

Wilt thou not crown at length. 

The work thou haft begun i 
And with a will, afford me ftrength. 

In all thy ways to run. 

XXVII. Salvation drawing nearer. QYiz^. xiii 

T^Arknefs overfpreads us here^ 
^ But the night wears faft zw2Lyi 
Jacob's ftar will foon appear. 
Leading on eternal day 1 
Now 'tis time to roufe from fleep. 
Trim our lamps, and ftand prepar'd i 
For our Lord ftri£): watch to keep, 
I^il he finds us off our guard. 

H %1-fc^ 


Let his people courage take. 

Bear with a fibmiflive mind 

All they fufFer for his fake. 

Rich amends they foon will find : 

He will wipe away their tears. 

Near himfelf appoint their lot ; 

All their forrows, pains and fears^ 

Quickly then will be forgot. 
3 Tho' already fa v'd by grace. 

From the hour we firft believ'd; 

Yet while fin and war have place. 

We have but a part received j 

iStill wefor falvation wait, 

Ev'ry hour it nearer comes ! 

Death will break the prifon gate. 

And admit us to our homes. 
4 Sinners, what can you expeft ? 

You who now the Saviour dare ; 

Break hjs laws, his grace rejeft. 

You muft ftand before his bar ! 

Tremble, left he fay. Depart ! 

Oh the horrors of that found ! 

Lord, make ev'ry carelefs heart. 

Seek thee while thou may'ft be found. 


CXXVIII. "natRcci was Christ. Ch^p.x^. 

I XTI/HEN Ifrael's tribes were parch *d with 
VV thirft, 

Porth from the Rock the waters burft; 


Hy.129. II. CORINTHIANS. 147 

And all their future journey thro'. 
Yielded them drink, and gofpel too ! 
7. In Mofes* rod a type they faw^ 
Of his fevere and fiery law ; 
The fmitten rock prefigured him, 
Trom whofe pierc'd fide all bleffings ftream* 

3 But ah ! the types were all too faint^ 
His forrows or.his worth to paint; 
Slight was the ftroke of Mofes' rod. 
But he endur'd the wrath of God* 

4 Their outward rock could feel no pain. 
But our's was wounded, torn, and flain $ 
The rock gave but a wat'r/ flood, 

•But jEstJS pourM forth ftreams of blood. 

5 The e»rth is like their wildernefs, 
A land of drought and fore diftrefs ; 
Without one ftream from pole to pole^ 
To fatisfy a thirfty foul. 

6 But let the Saviour's praife refound ; 
]n him refrefhing fireamsare found \ 
Which pardon, ftrength, and comfort give. 
And thirfty finners drink and live. 


CXXIX. My grace u fufficUnt for thee. Chap, 
xii. 9. 

J /SpPRESS'D with unbelief and fin, 
V^ Fightings without, and fears within ; 
■ While earth and hell, with force combin'd^ 
AiTault'sind terrify my mind, 
-' H2 ^^NV^^ 

148 GAL^TIANS. Bk. "^^ 

2 What ftrength have I againft fuch foes. 
Such hofts and legions to oppofe ? 
Alas ! I tremble, faint, and fall. 
Lord, fave me, or I give up all. ' * 1 

3 Thus forely preft I fought the Lord^ 
To give me fome fweet cheering word^^ 
Again I fought, and yet again ; 

I waited long, but not in vain. 

4 Oh ! 'twas a cheering word indeed ! 
Exaftly fuited to my need 4 

** Sufficient for thee is my grace. 

Thy weaknefs my great pow'r difplays.^ 

5 Now I defpond and mourn no more , 
I welcome all I fear'd before ; 

Tho* weak, Pm ftrongj tho' troubled, bleftj 
For Christ's own powV fhall on me reft. 
^ My grac^ would foon exhaufted be. 
But his is^soundlefs as the fea ; 
Then let me boaft with holy Paul, 
That I am nothing, Christ is all. 


CXXX. Theinward warfare. Chap. v. ijt 

J ^nTRANGE and myfterious is my lifc^ 
^ What oppofites I feel within ! 
A ftable peace, a conftant ftrife ; 
The rule of grace, the power of fin : 
Too often I am captive led. 
Yet daily trliunph in my bead. 

' t I prite 

Hy. 130. G A L A T 1 O N S. 149 

2 I prize the priv Hedge of pray*r. 

But oh ! what backwardnefs to pray ! 

Tho' on the Lord I caft my care, 

I feel its burden ev'ry day : 
I feek bis will in all I do. 
Yet find my own is working too. 

3 I call the promifes my own. 

And prize them more than mines of gold ^ 
Yet tho' their fweetriefs I have known. 
They leave me unimprefs'd and cold : 
One hour upon the truth j^feed. 

The next I know not what I read. 


4 1 love the holy day of reft. 

When Jesus meets his gathered faints j 
Sweet day, of all the week the beft ( 
For its return my fpirit pants : 
Yet often, thro* my unbelief, 
It proves a day of guilt and grief* 

5 While on my Saviour I rely, 

I know my foes (hall loofe their aim^ 
And therefore dare their pow'r defy, 
Affur'd of conqueft thro' his name : 
But foon my confidence is flain. 
And all my fears return again. 

6 Thus diflF'rent pow'rs within me ftrive. 
And grace and fin,, by turns prevail j 

1 grieve, rejoice, decline, revive. 

And viaVy hangs in doubtful fcale r . 

But Jesus has his promife pafs'd, - 
« That grace fliall overcome at laft. 

ins PHIL. 

150 P H I L I P P I A N S. Bk. I. 

P H I L I P P I A N S. 

CXXXL. Contentment (i). Chap. iv. ii. 

1 l^IERCF paflions dlfcompofe the mind, 
^ As tempefts vex the fea ; 

But calm content and peacr^ we find. 
When, liORD, we turn to thee. 

2 In vain by rcafon and by rule. 

We try to bend the will ; 
For none but in the Saviour's fchool. 
Can learif the heavenly (kill. 

3 Since at his feet my foul has fat^ 

His gracious words to hear ; 
Contented with royprefent ftate, 
I caft on him my care. 

4 *' Art thou a finner, foul ? he faid, 

Then how can'ft thou complain ? 
How light thy troubles here, if weigh *d 
With cverlafting pain 1 

5 If thou of murmuring wouldfi be cur'd 

Compare thy griefs with mine; 
Think what my love for thee endur'd. 
And thou wilt not repine. 

6 'Tis I appoint thy daily lot. 

And 1 do all things well : 
Thou foon fhalt leave this wretched fpotj 
And rife with me to dwell. 

7 In life my grace (hall ftrength fupply, 

Proportion'd to thy day > , 


(x) Book III. Hymn 55, 

Hy,I32. H E B R E W S. 151 

At death thou ftill flialt find me nigh, 
• To wipe thy tears away," 

f Thus I who once my wretched days, 
In vain repinings fpent j 
Taught in my Saviour's fchool of grace. 
Have learn'd to be content. 

H E B R E W Sv 

CXXXII. C. Old Tejlament gofpel Chap. iv. 2. 

I TSRAEL in ancient days^ 

A Not only had a view 

Of Sinai in a blaze, 

But leaVn'd the gofpel too : 
The typps and figures were a glafs. 
In which they faw the Saviour's face. 

2r The pafchal facrifice. 

And blood-befprinkled door (i). 
Seen with enlightened eyes. 
And once apply'd with pow'r. 

Would teach the need of other blood, 

To reconcile an angry God. 

4 The Lamb, the Dove, fet forth 
His perfeft innocence (I), 
Whofe blood of match lefs worth. 
Should be the foul's defence ; 
For he who can for fin atone, 
Muft have n» failings of his own. 

if 4 4 The 

(Q Exodus, xii. i3, (/} Lev. xii. 6. 

152 HEBREWS. BkJ. 

4 The fcape-goat on his bead («f) ' 
The peoples trefpafs bore. 

And to the defert led. 

Was to be feen no more : 
Tn him bur Surety feem'd to fajr, 
** Behold, I bear your fins away.** 

5 Dipt in his fellows blood. 
The living bird went free(») ; 
The type well underftood, 
Exprefs'd the finner's plea ; 

Defcrib'd a guilty foul enlarged, 
Apd by a Saviour's death difcharg'd. 

6 Jesus I love to trace 
Throughout the facred page j 
The footfteps of thy grace. 
The fame in cv'ry age ! * 

O grant that I may faithful be 
To clearer light, vouchfaf 'd to mcf# 

CXXXIII. The word quick and powerful 
Chap, iv 12, 13. 

\ nPHE word of Christ, our Lord> 
A With whom we have to do ; 
Is fharper than a two edg'd fword. 
To pierce the finncr thro' ! 

2t Swift as the lightenings blaze 
When awful thunders roll. 
It fills the confcience with amaze. 
And penetrates the foul* 


(m) Lev, xvt, ai, (») Lev, xyt. 5 1—53 

Hy. 134. H E B R E W Si 153 

3 No heart can be conceal'd 
From his all piecing eyes. 
Each thought and purpofe ftands reveal'd. 
Naked, without difguife. 
4, He fees his peoples fears. 

He no||tes their mournful cry ; 
He counts their fighs and falling tears. 
And helps them from on high. 

5 Tho' feeble is their good. 
It has its kind regard ; 

Yea, all they would do, if they could (0], 
Shall find a fure reward. 

6 He fees the wicked too. 
And will repay them foon. 

For all the evil deeds they do. 

And all they would have done (/)• 

7 Since all our fecret ways 

Are mark*d and known by thee; 
Afford us. Lord, thy light of grace. 
That we ourfelves may fee. 

CXXXIV. L$oiing unto Jesvs. Chap,xii.2« 

1 I> Y various maxims, forms, and rules, 
^ That pafs for wifdom in the fchools, 
I ftrove my paffion to reftrain ; 

But all my efforts proved in vain. 

2 But fince the Saviour I have known 
My rules are all reduc'd to one; 

To keep my Lord by faith in view, . 
This ftrength fupplies and motives too* 

H 5 3 I See 

^^ (#)iKbgitiii«i8, (^)M»%\%S%^% 

15+ HEBREWS. Bk, I. 

3 I fee him lead a fufF'ring life. 
Patient amidft reproach and ftrife ; 
And from this pattern courage take 
To bear, and fufFer, for his fake. 

4 Upon the crofs 1 fee him bleed. 

And by the fight from guilt am freed j 
This fight dejroys the life of fin, 
And quickens heavenly life within. 

5 To look to Jpsus as he rofe 
Confirms my faith, difarms my foes^ 
Satan I Ihame and overcome, 

By pointing to my Saviour's tornb^ 

6 Exalted on his glorious throne, 

I fee him make my caufe his own ; 
Then all my anxious cares fubfide. 
For JjEsus lives, and will provide. 

7 I fee him look with pity down, 

And hold in view the conquerors crown i 
If prefs'd with griefs and cares before. 
My foul revives, nor afks for more. 

8 By faith 1 fee the hour at hand 
When in his pre/ence I fhall ftand; 
Then it will be my endlefs blifs. 
To fee him where, and as he is. 

CXXXV. Love-'Toiens. Chap, xii.5 — u, 

I A FFLICTIONS do not come alone, 
-^*- A voice attends the rod j 
By both he to his faints is knQWn> 
A Father and a Gqp ! ' 

a Ut 

Hy. 135. HEBREWS. 155 

2 Let not my children flight the ftroke 
I for chaftifement fend ; 
Nor faint beneath my kind rebuke. 
For ftill I am their friend. 

3 The wicked I perhaps may leave 

Awhile and not* reprove; 

But all the children I receive, 

I fcourge becaufe I love. 

4 If therefore we were left without ' 

This needful difcipline; 
You might with caufe admit a doubt. 
If you, indeed, were mine. 

5 Shall earthly parents then expeft 

Their children to fubmit ? 
And will not you, when I correct. 
Be humbled at my feet? 

6 To pleafe themfelves they oft chaftife. 

And put their fons to pain ; 
But you are precious in my eyes. 
And {hall not fmart in vain. 

7 I fee your hearts at prefent fill*d . 

With grief and deep diftrefs; 
But foon thefe bitter feeds fliall yield 
Thp. fruits of righteoufnefs. 

$ Break thro' the clouds, dear Lord, anS 
Let us perceive thee nigh ! £fhine ! 

And to each mourning child of thine 
Thefe gracious words apply. 



CXXXVI. EPHESUS. Chap. n. i, 7. 

1 npHUS faith the Lord to Ephcfus, 
^ And thus he fpeaks to fome of us ; 
^' Amidft my churches> lo, I Hand, 
And hold the paftors in my hand. 

2t Thy works to me,^ are fully known. 
Thy patience^ and thy toil, I own 5 
Thy views of gofpel. truth are clear, 
Norcanft thou other dodtrine bear. 

3 Yet I muft blame while I approve. 
Where is thy firft, thy fervent love ^ 
Doft thou forget my love to thee. 
That thine is grown fo faint to me ? , 

4 Recall to mind the happy days 

When thou waft fill'd with joy and praifc j, 
Repent, thy former works renew. 
Then Pll reftore thy comforts too. " 

5 Return at once, when I reprove. 
Left I thy candleftick remove ; 
And thou, too late, thy lofs lament,. 
I warn Jbefore I ftrike. Repent." 

6 Hearken to what the Spirit faith. 
To hi Ai that overcomes by faith; 
«« The fruit of life's unfading tree. 
In paradifehis food fhall be." 

CXXXVIL Smyrna. Chap.ii. ii, 

1 TpHE meflage firft to Smyrna fcnt, 
* A meflage full of graces 


Hr.138. REVELATION; 157 

To all the Saviour's flock is meant. 
In ev'ry age and place, 

2 Thus to his church, bis chofen brlde^ 

Saith tbegreat Firft and Laft, 
<^ Who ever lives,, tljo* once he dy'd. 
Hold thy profeffion faft. 

3 Thy works and forrow well I know. 

Performed and borne for me ; 
Poor tho' thou art, defpisM and I0W9 
Yet who is rich like thee ? 

4 I know thy foes, and what they fay^ 

How long they have blafphem'd; 
The fynagogue of Satan, they, 
Tho' they would Jews be deem'd, 

5 Tho' Satan for a feafon rage. 

And prifons be your lot; 
J am your friend, and I engage 
You fhail not be forgot. 

t Be faithful unto death, nor fear 

A few fliort days of ftrifc ; 
Behold ! the prize you foon Ihall wear^ 

A crown of endlefs life ! 
7 Hear what the holy Spirit faith 

Of all wha overcome 5 
- *« They ihall cfcape the fecond death. 

The finner*s awful doom ! ' 

CXXXVIII. C. Sardis. Chap.iu. j^6; 
X S< lEYrRite to Sardis, faith the LoRp, 
V V And write what he declares j 
He whofe fpirit, and whofe word^ 
Upholds the feven ftar$ ; 


All thy works and ways I fearch, ■ 
Find thy zeal and love decay'd ; 
Thou art call'd a living church. 
But thou art cold and dead. 

2 Watch, remember, feek and ftrivc, • 
Exejt thy former pains : 
Let thy timely care revive. 
And ftrengthen what remains : 
Cleanfe thine heart, thy works amend^^ 
Former times to mind recall ; 
Left my fudden ftroke defcend. 
And fmite thee once for all. 

3 Yet, I number now in thee 
A few that are upright ; 
Thefe my Father's face fhall fee, ^ 
And walk with me in white : 
When in judgment I appear. 
They for mine (hall beconfeft; 
Let my faithful fervants hear, 
And woe be to the reft." 

CXXXIX. Philadelphia.' Chap. 111.7^^13,.. 

I ^HUS faith the holy One, and true, 
* To his beloved faith'fuf few; 
« Of heav'n and hell I hold the keys, . 
To fliut, or open, as Ipleafe. ^ 

4 I know thy works, and I approve, 

Tho' fmall thy ftrength,' fincerethy lovcj ■ 
Go on, my word and name' to oWn, 
For Aone ihall rob thee of thy crown. 


Hy.HO. revelation. iJ9r 

3 Before thee fee my mercy's door 
Stands open wide to fhut no more ; 
Fear not temptations fiery day. 
For I wil be thy ftrength and ftay; 

4 Thou haft my promife, hold it faft. 
The trying hour will loon be paft j 
Rejoice, for lo!" I quickly come, 
To take thee to my heav'niy home. 

5 A pillar there no more to move, 
InfcribM with all my names of love ; 
A monument of mighty grace. 
Thou fhalt for ever have a place. 

6 Such is the couqueror's reward. 
Prepared and promised by the Lord ! 
Let him that hath the ear of faith. 
Attend to what the Spirit faith, 

CXL; Laodicea. Ghap. iii. 14 — 20. 

J TJE AR what the Lord, the great Anien, 
•** The true and faithful witnefs fays ! 
He form'd the vaft creation's plan. 
And fearches all our hearts and ways* 

2 To fome he fpeaks as once of old, 

** I know thee, thy profeffion's vain; 
Since thou art neither hot nor cold 
I'll fpit thee from me with difdain. 

3 Thou boafteft, « I am wife and rich, 
Encreas'd in goods^ and nothing n^d;'^. 
And doft not know tj^ou art a wretch. 
Naked and poor, and blind and dead. 

160 R E V E L A T I aN. Bk.I. 

4 Yet while I thus rebuke, I love, 
My meflage is in mercy fcnt ; 

That thou may*ft my compaffion prove,. 
I can forgive if thou repent. 

5 VVould'ft thou be truly rich and wife i 
Come, buy my gold in fire well try'd* \ 
My ointment to anoint thine eyes. 

My robe, thy nakednefs to hide. 

6 See at thy door I ftand and knock ! 
Poor iinner, (hall I wait in vain ! 
Quickly thy ftubborn heart unlock^ 
That I may enter with my train, 

J Thou canft not entertain a king. 
Unworthy thou of fuch a gueft I 
But I my own provifions bring. 
To make thy foul a heavenly feaft,*' 

CXLI. The little book (/>). Chap. Xr 

f t1l7HENtbebelovMdifcipletook 
^^ The angel's little open book, 

Which by the Lord's command heeat^ 

It tailed bitter after fweet. 
'f^ Thus when thegofpelis embrac'd. 

At firft 'tis fwecter to the tafte 

Than honey, or the honey-comb, . 

But there's a bitternefs to come, 
2 What fwcetnefs does the promife yield. 

When by the Spirit's pow'r feal'd ? 

The longing foul is fill'd with good, 

Kor feels a wi(h for other food, 

4 By 

Hy. i+i. REVELATION. i6t 

4 By thefe inviting taftes allur'd. 
We pafs to what muft be endur-'d i 
For foon we find it is decreed. 
That bitter muft to fweet fucceed. 

5 When fin revives ^d fliews its powV, 
When Satan threatens to devour. 
When God afflids and men revile. 
We draw our fteps with pain and toil. 

6 When thus deferted, tempeft-tofs'd. 
The fenfe of former fweetnefs loftj 
We tremble left we were deceiv'd 
In thinking that we once believ'd. 

7 The Lord firft makes the fweetnefs knowflf. 
To win and fix us for his own ; 

, And tho* we now fome bitter meet, 
'^ We hope for cverlafting fweet. 


A T A B L ii TO 


i B ] 

T O ' T H E 



According to the Order and Subjcft 
of the Hymns. 



Hymn Chap. 

1 A DAM 


2 Cain and Abel ~ 


^ ^ Walking with God 


5 Lot in Sodom . • 


^ J ThcLordwillprovid 


8 Efau 



lo My name is Jacob — 


II Plenty in dearth — 


la Jofeph made known to 



13 The bitter waters — 


14 jehovah-Rophi — 


.15 Maana — — . 


x6 Manna ho irded — — « 



38 The ftoldca calf — 


L E V I T It: u s. 
Hymo Chap. 

19 Tiie true Aaroa — • 


20 Balaam' ^ wifh — — »3 


21 Gibcjn *" " ■■ ~ M 


22 Jehovah-Shallom — ^ 

*3 Gideon's fleece — — ^ 

24. Sampfon's lion « 14 


25 Hannah, or the throne ^ 

grace — —.1 

26 Dagon before the Ark - $ 

27 Milch kine drawing the 

Ark — — — 6 

28 Saul's armor ■ — 17 




II. S A M U E L. 
Hymn Chap. 

zg DafU'ifall — i» 
30 la this thy kindnefs to 

thy friend — — 16 



32 > 

33 3 

Aflcwhatlfhall give 
thee — — 3 

34 Queen of Sheba — 10 

35 Elijah fed by Ravens 17 

36 The meal and cruife 

of oil — — — 17 


37 Jericho, or the waters 

healed — — — 

38 Naaman — 1 — — 

39 The borrowed ax — • 

40 More with ui than 

with them 


41 Faith*s review and ex- 

peftation — 17 

N E H E M I A H, 

42 The joy of the Lord 

is our ftrength •— 9 


43 O that I were as in 

months paft ■ 29 

44 The change 29 


45 Pleading for mercy — 6 
•46 None upon earth be- 

fides thee — 73 

Jj > The believers fafety 91 

49 He led them by a right 
way — • — -. 107 


Hymn POUm 

50 What {hall I render 116 

51 Dwelling in Mefech 120 


52 Wifdom — ■ % 

53 A friend that fticketh 

clofcr than a hn thf r iS 

It C C L E S 1 A S T E S. 

54 Vanity of Life — — 1 

55 Vanity of the world X 

56 Vanity of creatures 

Sanaified ■— I 

S O L O M O N*8 S O N G. 

57 The name of Jefus t 


58 O Lord I will praife 

thee — — — Ja 

59 The River, Refuge, 

and Rock of the 
church — ' '■ ■ 3» 

60 ZioD, or the city of 

God — — 33 

61 Look unto me and be 

ye favcd — — 45 

62 The good Phyfician 45 

63 To the afflidted — 54 

64 The contrite heart — 57 

65 The future peace and 

glory of the church 60 


66 Truft of the righteous 

and wicked — — 17 

67 Jehovah our righteouf- 

nefs — — — *3 

68 Epbraim repenting — 31 

69 The Lord is my portion 3 
70 HumbleH 



E Z £ K I £ L, 
tfymn Chap. 

70 Humbled and fileoced 

by mercy — ^ •. 16 
71" The covenant — — 36 

71 JehoTah-Shamoiaii 48 


73 Tne poACr and triumph. 

of faith — — 3^ 6 

74 Belfhazzar ^m m^ ^ ^ 

/ J O N A H. 

ji$ The gourd — — 4 


76 Prayer for the Lord's 

prefcnce — — 

77 A brand plucked out 

of the fire — ^ 

78 On one ftone ihall be 

ieven eyes -— — 

79 Prajfc for the fountain 

opened — — »— 


Hymn Otf^ 

92 Legion difpoflefled <^ 
^ 93 The ruler*! daughter 

raifed — -i- — t 

94 But one loaf -i* -r* S 

95 Bartimeus — >— 10 • 

96 The hoafe of piajcr- ii 

97 The blaftcd 6g tree if 

— 3 


M A L A C H !• 

So They (hall be mine 
iaith the l.ord -* 

98 The two debtors — 7 

99 The good Samaritia 10 

100 Martha and Mary 10 

10 1 The heart taken — iz 

102 The worldling -— l%- 

103 The barren fig-tree if. 

104 The prodigal •— 15 

105 The nch man and 
Lazarus — .. .— il 

Z06 The importnnaGe 

widow . — ■-•.•— ||. 

107 Zaccheus — — IJ 
J08 Believer's danger and 

fafety — — — l». 

109 Father forgive them *l. 

no The two malefadors t% 

M A T T H E W. 

81 The beggar — — 7 

S2 The leper — . ^ 8 

83 A Tick foul -. -- 9 

84 Satan returning — 12 

85 The fewer — — ij 

86 Wheat and tares — 13 
S7 Peter walking on the 

waters — t — 14 

S8 . Woman of Canaan 1 5 

«9What think yeofChrift? 22 

90 The fooli(h virgins 25 
^l Peter finning and re- 

pentuig .^ — « i^ s6 

Ill The woman of 

Samaria — — • 4 

"*? Poolof Bethefla 5 

1x4 The difciples at fea ^ 
XI 5 Will ye alio go 

away ? — — • € 
ij6 The refurre£Uon and 

the life — — - ll 

117 Weeping Maty — »o 

"^l Lovcftthoumc? " 
119 S 

lAO Death of Stephen •^ 7 



'Hymn Chap. 

Ill The KbeVs furrender 

to grace — — 9 
J2% Peter releafed from 

prifon — — — la 

123 The trembling goaler 16 

124 The cxorcifts — 19 
115 Paura voyage -^ 27 


X26 The good that I 

would I do not — 7 
X27 Salvation drawing 

nearer — — 13 


1»8 That Rock was Chrift 10 

129 My gnu:e is fufficient 

for thee — — 12 


Hymn. Chap. 

130 The inward warfare ^ 

131 Contentment — 4 


132 Old-Teftament gofpet 

133 The word quick and 
powerful — — 

134 Looking unto Jefus 

135 L9ve-tokeas — — • 



136 Ephefua -^ .^m % 

T37 Smyrna ^- .» ^ 

138 Sardis ... — .^ « 

T39 Philadelphia — . «• 3 

T40 Laodicea — — ^ 

141 The little book -i. zo 








On occafional SuhjeSs. 

LI. O R D I N AN C E S. I IV. C R E A T I O N, 

t. S E A S O N S. 


I. Time how fwift. 

1 \T17H*LE with ceafelefs courfe the fu4 
^^ Hafted thro* the former year. 
Many fouls their race have run* 
Never more to meet us here : 
Fix'd in an eternal ftate. 
They have dpne with all belows 
We a little longer wait. 
But how little— none can know* 

21 As the winged arrow flies, 
Speedily the mark to find ; 
As the light'ning from the ikies, 
. PartS) and leaves no trace behind ; ^^ 

j68 seasons. Bk. II 

Swiftly thus our fleeting days 
Bear us down life's lapid ftream ; 
Upwards, Lord our fpiritsraife. 
All below is but a dream. 
3 Thanks for mercies paft receive^ 
Pardon of our fins renew ; 
Teach us, henceforth, how to live 
With eternity in view : 
Blefs thy word to young and old. 
Fill us with a Saviour's love; 
And when life's (hort tale is told. 
May we dwell with thee above. 

II • Time how Jhort. 

X ^IME, with an unwearied hand, 
-* Puflies round the feafons paft i 

And in life's frail glafs, the fand 

Sinks apace, not long to laft : 

Many as well as you or I, 

Who laft year affcmbled thus. 

In their filent graves now lie. 

Graves will open foon for us ! 
% Daily fin, and care, and ftrife. 

While the Lord prolongs our breath. 

Make it but a dying life. 

Or a kind of living death : 

Wretched they and moft forlorn. 

Who no better portion know j 

Better ne*er to have been born. 

Than to have our all below. 
2 When conftrainM to go alone> 

Leaving all you love behind. 

fiv. 3. SEASONS. 169 

E»t'ring on a worM unknown, 
What will then fupport your mind ? 
When the Lord his fummons fends (tf). 
Earthly comforts lofe their pow'r j . 
Honor, riches, kindred, friends, 
Cannot cheer a dying hour. 
f Happy fouls who fear the Lord ! 
Time is not too fwift for you ; 
When your Saviour gives the word, 
Glad you'Jl bid the world adieu : 
Then he'll wipe away your tears. 
Near himfelf appo nt your place ; 
Swifter fly, ye rolling years. 
Lord, we long to fee thy face, 

1 1 1. Unceriffhity of Life. 

1 QEE ! another year is gone ! 

^ Quickly have the feafons pafti 
This wc enter now upon 
May to iv.any prove ourlaft : 
Mercy hitnerto has fpar'd. 
But have mercies been improv'd ? 
j^et us afK am 1 prepared 
Should ^ be this year rcmov'd ? 

2 Some Vie now no longer fee. 
Who :h ir morra! r;iCQ h-ive run ; 
Sc'iiiM .IS fair for liie as we. 
When the former year begun : 
Somt', but who (iod only knows, •* 
Wl.o are here alien. blec low, 

Ere tht prefent yea fli.ili olofe, 
To the itroLe of death mull bow* 

I 3 Lzi 

(«; iiajali. i. 3. 

170 SEASONS. file. J 

3 Life a field of battle is, 
Thoufands fall within our view; 
And the next death- bolt that flies^ 
May be fent to me or you : 

While we preach, and while we hear^ 
Help us. Lord, each one to think, 
Vaft eternity is near^ 
I am ftanding on the brink* 

4 If from guilt and fin fet free, 
By the knowledge of thy grace ; 
Welcome, then, the call will be • 
To depart and fee thy face : 

To thy faints, while here below^ 
With new years, new mercies, come j 
But the happieft year they know 
Is their laft, which leads them home. 

IV. J new yearns ihUght andpra^ef-i 
1 ^IME, by moments fteals away, 
^ Firft the hour, and then the day. 

Small the daily lofs appears. 

Yet it foon amounts to years : 

Thus another year is flown. 

Now it is no more our own ; 

If it brought or promis'd good, 
'' Than the years before the flood. 
i But ( may none of us forget ) 

It has left us much in debt j 

Favors from the Lord received. 

Sins that have his Spirit griev'd^ 

Mark'd by an unerring hand, 

In his book recorded ftand i 

Hy.5. seasons. 171 

Who can tell the vaft amount, 
Plac'd to c^ch of our account ? 

3 Happy thc; believing /oul ! 
Christ for you has paid the wholej 
While you own the debt is large^, 
You may plead a full difcharge : 
But, poor carelefs finner fay. 
What can you to juftice pay? 
Tremble^ left when life is paft, 
Into prifon you be caft ! 

4 Will you ftill increafe the fcore? • 
Still be carelefs as before ? 

Oh, forbid it, gracious Lord, 
Touch their fpirits by thy word ! 
Now, in mercy to them, fliow. 
What a mighty >debt they owe ! 
'AH their unbelief fubdue. 
Let them find foirgivenefs too. 

5 Spar'd to fee another year. 
Let thy bleffing meet us here 5 
Come, thy dying work revive. 
Bid thy drooping garden thrive : 

» Sun of righteoufnefs arife ! 
Warm our hearts and blefs our eyes 5 
Let our pray 'r thy bowels move, 
Make this year a time of love. s 

V. Death and War. 1778. 
I ttARK ! how time's wide-founding bell 
•" Strikes on each attentive "car I 
Tolling loud the folemn krieli 
Of the late departed Year : 

I * ^^5 


172 S E A S O N S. Bk,} 

Years, like mortals wear away. 
Have their birth and dying day; 
Youthful fpring, and wintry age 
Then to others quit the ftagc. 

2 Sad experience may relate 
What a year the laft ha^ beeni 
Crops of Sorrow have been great. 
From the fruitful feeds of fin : 

Oh ! what numbers gay and blithe. 
Fell by death's unfparing fcythe^ 
While they thought the worH their own, 
Suddenly hemow'd them down* J 

3 See how war, with dreadful ftridc. 
Matches at the Lord's command ; 
Spreading defolation wide, 
Thro' a once much-favoured land: 
War, with heart and arms of fteel^, .. 
Preys on thoufands at a meal ; 
Daily drinking himian gore, 

btill he tiiirfts ard calls for more. ' 

4 If the Goo whom we provoke. 
Hither fhould his way direftj 
What a fin-avenging flroke 

May a land like this cxpedl: 1 • 

They who now fzarcly flccp, 
Quickly then would wake and weep ; 
• ' And too late would learn to fear. 
When they faw the danger near. 

5 Youaefaffs who know his lov£?. 
He will all his truth perform j 
1^0 )o ;r fouls a refuge prove 
From thcrageof cv'ry ftorm : 


Ht 6. SEA S O N S. 173 

But we tremble for the youth ; 
Teach them, Loiid, thy faving truth ; 
Join them to thy faithful few, 
JBe to them a refuge too. 

V I . Earthly profpeSis deceitful. 

% /^FT in vain the voice of truth, 
^^ Solemnlyand loudly warns ; 
ThougHtlefs, unexperienc*a vouth, 
Tho| it hears, the warning (corns : 
Youth in fancy's glafs furveys 
Life pralong'd to diftant years. 
While the vaft imagin'd fpace 
Fiird with Cweets and joys appears. 

2 Awful dlfappointment, foon 
Overclouds the profped gay \ 
Some their fun goes down at noon. 
Torn by death's ftrong hand away : 
Where are then their pleafing fchemes \ 
Wli^e the joys they hop'd to find ? 
<}.one for ever, like their dreams, 
Leaving not a trace behind. 

3 Others, who are fpar'd awhile, • 
Live to weep o'er fancy's cheats 

Find diftrefs, and pain, and toil, 
Bitter things inftead of fweet: 
Sin has fpread a curfe around, 
Poifop'd all things here below ; 
On this bafe polluted ground. 
Peace and joy can never grow. 

I 3 *4 Grace 

,7+ SEASONS. Bk.H. 

4 Grace alone can cure our ills. 
Sweeten life with all its cares j 
Regulate our ftubborn wills. 
Save us from furrounding fnares ; 
Tho' you oft have heard in vain. 
Former years in folly fpent ; 
Grace invites you yet again. 
Once more calls you to repent. 

5 Call'd again, at length, beware. 
Hear the Saviour's voice and live -, 
Left he in bis wrath fliould. fwear^ 
He no more will warning give : 
Pray, that you may hear and feel,. 
Krc the day of grace be paft; 

Left your hearts grow hard as ftcel. 
Or this year fhould prove your laft. 

Hymns before annual Sermons to young 
people, on new-years evenings. 

V 1 1 . Prayer for a hlejjing. 

1 "^OVV, gracious Lord, thine arm reveal^ 
-*-^ And make thy glory known j 
Now let us all thy prefence feel. 

And foften hearts of ftone ! 

2 Hcip us to venture near thy throne. 

And plead a Saviour's name j 
For all that we can call our own. 
Is vanity and (hame. 

3 From all the guilt of former fin 

May Piicrcv ict us free; 


Hy.8. season S. 175 

And Jet the year we now begin, 
Bpgin and end with thee. 

4 Send down thy Spirit from above 
That faints may love thee more ; 
And finners now may le^rn to love. 
Who never lov'd before. 
5, And when before thee we appear. 
In our eternal home, 
May growing numbers worfhip thee, 
And praife thee in our room* 

VIII. C. • Another. 

t TjEttow, dear Lord, upon our youth 
•*^ The gift of faving grace ; 
And let the feed of facred truth 
Fall in a fruitful place. 

2 Grace is a plant, where'er it grows 

Of pure and heav*nly reot ; 

But faireft in the youngeft (hews. 

And yields the fweeteft fruit. 

3 Ye carelefs ones, O hear betimes. 

The voice of fovereign love ! 
Your youth is ftain'd with many crimes. 
But mercy reigns above. 

4 True, you arc young, but there's a ftonc 

Within the yougeft breaft. 
Or half the crimes which you have done 
Would rob you of your reft. 

5 For you the public pray*r is made. 

Oh ! join the public pray'r ! 

I 4 For 

tj6 SEASONS. Bk.II. 

For yo'i the fecret tear !s (hed, 
O Ihed yourfelves a tear ! 
6 We pray that you may early prove 
I he Spirit's pow'r to teach ; 
You cannot be too young to love 
That Jesus, whom we preach. 

IX, Jnothtr* 

1 T^OW may fervent pray'r arife 

-^^ Wing'd with faith, and pierce the ikies $ 
Fervent pray'r fliail bring us down 
Gracious jcnfwers from the throne. 

2 Blefs> O Lord, the op'ning year. 
To each foul affembled hcrej 
Clothe thy word with pow*r divine^ 

/ Make us willing to be thine. 

3 Shepherd of thy blood-bought (heep! 
Teach the ftony heart to weep ; 

Let the blind have eyes to fee. 
See themfelves, and look on thcci 

4 Let the minds of all our y(.uth 
Feci the force of facred truth ; 
While thfe gofpel ca'l they hear. 
May they learn to love and fear. 

5 Shew them what their ways have becn^ 
Shew them the defert of fin ; 

Then thy dying love reveal, 
This fhail melt a heart of fteel. 

6 Where thou haft thy work begun. 
Give new ftrength the race to run ; 
Scatter darknefs, doubts and fears. 
Wipe away the mourners tears. 

^ ^ 7 Bleft 

lY. 10. SEASONS. 177 

Blefs us all both old and young ; 
Call forth praife from ev'ry tongue $ 
%jct the whole affcmbJy prove 
Hill thy pow'r, and all thy love. 

X. Cafting the gofpd net* 

1 \i7Hcn Peter thro' the tedious night (*) 

^^ Had often caft his net in vain } 
Soon as his Lord, appear'd in fight 
He gladly let it down again. 

2 Onc& ii)ore the gofpel net we caft, 
Do'thou, O Lord, the effort own; 
We learn from difappointments paft 
To red our hope on thee alone. 

3 UpheJd by thy fupporting hand, ' 
We enter on another year j 

And now we meet, at thy command. 
To feek thy gracious prefence here, 

4 May this be a much favourM hour. 
To fouls iii Satan's bondage led ; 

O clothe thy word with fovereign pow*r 
To break the rocks, and raife the dead I 

5 Have mercy on our numerous youth. 
Who young in years, are old in fin; 
And by thy Spirit, and thy truth. 
Shew them the ftate their fouls are in. 

6 Then, by a Saviour's dying love 
To ev'ry wounded heart reveal'd, 
Temptations, fears and guilt remove, 
And be their Sun, and Strength, and Shield, 

I s 7 To , 


178 SEASONS. --^kMI) 

To mourners fpeak a cheering word, '- I w 
On feeking fouls vouchfafe to Mns'^ J 7^. 
Let poor backfliders be reftor'd. 
And all thy faints in praifes join. 
8 O hear our prayer and give us hope. 
That when thy voice fliall call uS home. 
Thou ftill wilt raife a people ly), ». -. • ^ 
Tq love and praife tbe^ ^n our room, t jr 1 

XI. C. Pleadiftgfarandfvitby^uthg.l 

1 Q I N has undone our wretched race, -^^ f 
"^ But Jesus has reftor'd '^^ 
And brought the (inner face to face 

With his forgiving Lobd. 

2 This we repeat from year to year. 

And prefs upon our youth ; 
Lord, give them an attentive ear, ' 
Lord, fave them by thy truth. 

3 Bleffings upon the rifing race ! 

Make this an happy hour. 

According to thy richeft grace. 

And thine almighty pow'r, 

4, We feel for your unhappy (late, , 

( May you regard it too ) 
And would awhile ourfelves forget ; 
To pour out pray'r for you. 

5 We fecj tho' you perceive it not,: 
Th' approaching, awful doomi 
O tremble at the folemo thought. 
And flee the wrath to come ! 

6 Dear 

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6 Dear Saviour, let this new-born year 
Spread an alarm abroad ; 
And cry, in ev*ry carelefs ear, 
*' Prepare to meet thy God P' 

XIL C. Prayer for children. 

X /^Racious Lord, our children fee, 
^^ By thy mercy we arc free ; 
But iliall thefe alafs ! remain 
Subjects flill of Satan's reign I 
Ifrael's young ones, when of old 
Pharaoh threat'ned to withhold {c) ; 
Then thy meflenger faid, **No; 
Let the children alfo go." 

% When the angel of the Lord 
Drawing forth his dreadful fword. 
Slew, with an avenging hand. 
All the firft-born of the land {d) , 
Then thy peoples doors he pafs*d. 
Where the bloody fign was plac'd 5 
Hear us, now, upon our Knees, 
Plead the blood of Christ for thefe ! 

3 Lord we tremble, for we know 
. How the fierce malicious foe, . 
Wheeling round his watchful flighty 
Keeps them, ever in his fight : 
Spread thy pinions. King of kings ! 
Hide them fafe beneath thy wings \ 
Left the ravenous bird of prey 
Stoop, and bear the brood away. 

XIII. T'i^ 

i«o SEASONS. BrU. 

Xlir. Tbi Shunamiti {t) 

1 npHE Shunamite, opprefs'd with jgrief, * 

^ When flie had loft the fon ffie Ipv'd, 
Went to Elifha for relief, 
Nor vain her application prov'd. 

2 He fent his fervant on before 
To lay a ftafF upon his head ; 
This i^/ could do, but do no more» 
He left him, as he found him, dead. 

3 But when the Lord's almighty poij/r 
Wrought with the prophet's pray 'r and fsndiy 
The mother faw a joyful hour. 

She faw her child reftor'd from death. 

4 Thus, like the weeping Shunamite, 
For many, dead in fin we grieve ; 
Now, Lord, difplay thine arm of might, 
Caufe them to hear thy voice and live. 

5 Thy preachers bear the ftafF in vain, 
Tho' at thine own command we go ; 
Lord, we have try'd, and try'd again^ 
We find them dead, and leave them fo. 

6 Come then thyfelf — to evVy heart 
The glory of thy name make known j 
The means are our appointed part. 
The pow'r and grace are thine alone. 

XIV. E L I J A H' sprayer (/). 
I T^OES it not grief, and wonder move, 
^ To think of Ifrael's fhamcful fall I 
Who needed miracles to prove 
Whether the Lord was God or Baal ! 

2 Mc« 
](0 2 Kingf i?. 31* {/) \ KInIt xviH* 

.Hv. 15. SEASONS. i8r 

2 Methinks I fee Elijah ftand, 

# -. His features glow with love and zeal, 
' ' in faith and pray'r he lifts his hand. 
And makes to heav'n his great appeal. 

3 ** O God ! if I thy fervaht am. 
If 'tis thy meflage filb my heart; 
Now glorify thy holy name. 

And {hew his people who thou art !" 

4 He fpake and lo ! a fudden flame 
Gonfum'd the wood, the duft, the ftone ; 
The people^uck, at once proclaim 

** The LoRb is God, the Lord alone,'* 

5 Like him we mourn an awful day. 
When more for Baal, than God appear; 
Like him believers, let us pray, 

* And may the God of Ifrael hear ! 

6 Lord, if thy fervants fpeak thy truth. 
If he indeed is fent by thee; 
Confirm the word to all our youth. 
And let them thy falvation fee. 

7 Now may thy Spirit's holy fire 
Pierce ev'ry heart that hears thy word j 
Confumeeach hurtful vain defirc. 

And make them know thou art the Lord, 

XV. Pnacbing to ibe dry boms, (g)» 

I pReachers may, from Ezekiel's cafe, 
* Draw hope in this declining day; 
A proof, like this, of fovereign grace 
Should chafe our unbelief away, . 

2 When 

ig2 SEASONS. Bf^ 

2 When fent to preach to mold'ring botfeiA : 
Who could have thought he would fucceed i 
But well be knew the L0JR.D from ftohes 
Could raife up Abra'm's chofen feed. 

3 Can thefe be made a num'rous hoft, * > 
And fuch dry bones new life receive I . r : 
The prophet anfwer'd, '' Lord thou knowft 
They ihall, if thou commandment give.'*. 

4 Like him, around I caft my eye^ : i 
And oh ! what heaps of bones appear ^ 
Like him, by Jesus fent,^'Jl try, . 

For be can caufe the dead tt> hear. 

5 Hear, ye dry bones, the Saviour's word f 
He, who when dying gafp'd, '* Forgive,** 
That gracious finner-loving Lord, 
Says, " Look to me, dry bones, and live/' 

6 Thou heav'nly wind awake and blow, 
In anfwer to the pray'r of faith j 
Now, thine almighty influence fhow. 
And fill dry bones with living breath. 

7 O make them hear, and feel, and (hake, 
And, at thy call, obedient move; 
The bonds of death and Satan break) 
And bone to bone unitein love« 

XVI. The rod af M O S E S. 

I TX7HEN Mofes wav'd his myftic rod 
V V Whatwonders follow'd while he fpoke^ 
Firm as a wall the waters ftood(i&) 
Or guflx'd in rivers from therock(i) ! 

2 At 

[b) £xodu« sir, »i^ (f } Numbon »• 1 x. 

Hy. 17 SEASONS. 183 

2 At hiscomiDand the thunders rollM, 

■ Light'niagand bail his voice obey'd(^j. 
And Pharaoh trembled, to behold. 
His land in defolation laid* 

3 But what could Mofes* rod have done 
Had he not been divinely fent i 

The pow'r was from the Lqkd alone, 
Ajid M.o^.hut the .inflrument. 

4 O LqRo regard thy peoples prayers ! 
Affift a worm to preach aright ; 
And fince thy npfpel-rod be bears, 
Difplay thy wonders in our fight. 

5 ProclainA the thunders of thy law» 
Like light'ning let thine arrows fly, 
That carelefs finners, ftruck with awe. 
For refuge may to Jesus cry! " 

6 NTake ftreams of godly forrow flow 
From rocky hearts, unus'd to feel j 
Arid let the, pooi: in fpirit know 
That thou art near, their griefs to heal» 

7 But chiefly, we would now look up 
To a(k a blefling for our youth. 
The rifing generations hope, 

That they may know and love the truth, 

8 Arife, O Lord aflfbrd a fign, 

Now fliall our pray'rs fuccefs obtain ; 
Since both the means and pow'r are thine. 
How can the rod be rals'd in vain ! 

XVII. God fpfakingfrom mount Zicn. 
I ^HE God who once to Ifri^el fpoke 
^ From Sinai's top, in fire and fmoke^ 


i»4 SEASONS. Bk.I1; 

In gentler ftralns of gofpel grace 
Invites us i.ow, to feek his face, 
a Ke wears no terrors on his brow. 
He fpeaks, in love, from Zion, now; 
It is the voice of Jesus' blood 
Calling poor wand'rers home to God. 

3 The holy Mofes quak'd and fear'd *" " 
When Sinai's thund'ring law he heard) • 
But reigning grace, with accents mild^ 
Speaks to the finnerasu child. 

4 Hark ! how from Calvary it founds ; 
From the Redeemer's bleeding woundff;,. 
** Pardon and grace, I freely give. 
Poor finner look to me and live." 

5 What other arguments can move 

The heart that flights a Saviour's love ! ' 
Yet till Almighty pow'rconftrain. 
This matchlefs love is preach'd in vain. 

6 O Saviour let that pow'r be felt. 
And caufe each ftony heart to melt ! 
Deeply imprefs upon our youth 

The light and force of gofpel truth. 

1 With the new- year may they begin 
To live to thee, and die to fin j 
To enter by the narrow way 
Which leads to everlafting day. 

8 How will they elfc thy prefence bear 
When as a Judge thou (halt appear ! 
When flighted love, to wrath ihall turn. 
And the whole earth like binai burn! 


Hy- i8. SEASON S. 185 

XVIII. A prayer for power on the^means of grace ^ 

1 r\ Thou at whofe almighty word^ 
Thy quickening inifluencc afford. 

And clothe with pow'r the preacher's tongue, 

2 Tho' 'tis thy truth he hopes to fpeak. 
He cannot give the hearing ear ; 

'Tis thine, the fiubborn heart to breaks 
And make the carelefs finner fear. 

3 As when of old, the water flow'd 
Forth from the rock at thy command (k) % 
Mofes in vain had wav'd his rody 
Without thy wonder-working band* 

4 As when the walls of Jericho (/} 
Down to the earth at once were caft ; 

It was thy pow'r that brought them low^ 
And not the trumpets feeble blaft. 

5 Thus we would in the means be found. 
And thus, on thee alone, depend i^ 
To make the gofpel's joyful found 
Effe&ual, to Uie promis'dend. 

6 Now, while we hear thy word of grace. 
Let feif and pride before it hdl ; 

And rocky hearts diflblve apace. 
In ftreamsofforrowat thy call. 

7 On all our youth affembled here 
The unSion of thy Spirit pour j 
Nor let them lofe another year. 

Left thou (houldft ftrive and call no more. 

XIX. ££/• 
{k) Numbori xz. ii. (/} Jo/haa vi, zo. 


XIX. E L I J A ITS mantU. . 
2 Kings ii, II — 14, 

I rpLISHA, ftruck with grief and awe, 
. ^ Cry'd," Ah ! where now is Ifraers ftay.** 

When he his honoured mafterfaw 

Born by a fiery carr away, 
i But while he look'd a laft adieu. 

His mantle, as it fell, he caught ;, 

The Spirit rcfted on him too. 

And equal miracles he wrought. 

3 «< Where is Elijah's God," he cryM,. 
And with the mantle fmote the flood ; 
His word controll'd the fwclling tide, . ' 
Th' obedient waters upright flood, 

4 The wonder-working gofpel, thus 
From hand to hand, has been convey'd;. 
We have the mantle flill with us. 

But where, O where the Spirits aid. 

5 When Peter firft this mantle wav'd(OT) 
How foon it melted hearts of fleel ! 
Sinners, by thoufands, then were fav'd,. 
But now how few its virtues feel ? 

6 Where is Elijah's God, the Lord, 
Thine Ifrael's hope, and joy, and boafli 
Reveal thine arm, confirm thy word, . 
Give us another Pentecofl ! 

7 Affifl thy mefTenger to fpeak, 

^nd while he aims to lifp thy truth. 
The bonds of fin and Satan break. 
And pour thy bleffing on our youth. 

8 For 

(») Afts ii. 

Hy. 20 SEASONS.. 187 

8 For them we now approach thy throne. 
Teach them to know and love thy name i 
Thph fhall thy thankful people own 
Elijah's God is ftill the fame. 

Hymns after Sermons to young 
people on new-years evenings 
fuited to the fubjefts, 

XX. .\DJ FID'S- charge to SOLOMON. 
I Chron. xxviii, 9, 

1 r\ D«vid*s Son, and David's Lord f 
^^ From age to 3ge thou art the fame ; 
Thy gracious prefcnce now afford^ 
And teach our youth to know thy name. 

2 Thypeople,'LoRD, tho' oftdiftreft. 
Upheld by thee, thii.s far are come 5 
And now we long to fee thy reftj 
And wait thy word to call us home. 

3 Like David, when this life fhall end^ 
We truft in thee, furc peace to find ; 
Like him to thee vrt now commend 
The children we muft leave behind. 

4 Ere long, we hope to be, where care. 
And fin, and fot-row never come ; 
But oh! accept our humble pray'r. 
That thefe may praife thee in our room. 

5 Shew them how vile they are by fin. 
And waih them in thy cleanfing blood ; 

( Oh, make them willing to be thine^ 
And be to them a covenant Gon. 


6 Long may thy light and truth remain 
To blefs this place when we are gone 3 
And numbers here be born again,. 
To dwell for ever near thy throne. 

XXI. The Lord'x call to his childreru. 
2 Cor. VI. 17, 18. 

I T ET us adore the grace that feeks. 
^ To draw our hearts above ! 
Attend, 'els God the Saviour fpeaks^ . 
And evVy word is love. 

a Tho* fiird with awe, before hit thront 
Each angel veils his face ; 
He claims a people for his owa. 
Amongft our finful race. 

3 Carelefs, awhile, they live in fitt« 

Enflav'd to Satan's pow'r ; 
But they obey the Call divine. 
In his appointed hour. 

4 •< Come forth, he fays, no more purfue^ 

The paths that lead to death ; 

Look up, a bleeding Saviour view 

Lo9k|. and be fav'dby faith. 

5 My fons and daughters you fhall be 

Thro', the atoning blood.; 
And you (hall claim, and find in me^ 
A Father, and a God." 

6 Lord, fpeak thefe words to every heart,. 

By thine all-powerful voice ; 
That we may now from fin depart. 
And make thy loye our choice. 

Sy. 22. SEASONS. J89 

7 IFnow wc learn to feek thy face 
By Christ, the living way; 
We'll praife thee for thrs hour of grace^ 
Thro' an eternal day. 

XXII. The prayer of J A B E Z. 
I Chrbn. iv. 9, 10. 

1 TESUS, who bought us with his blood, 
J And makes our fouls his care; 

Was known of old as Ifrael's God, 
hasA Jrnfwer'd Jabez' pray'r. 

2 Jabez! achfld of grief ! the name 

Befits poor finners well ; 
For Jesus bore the crofs and (hame. 
To fave our fouls from hell, 

3 Teach us, O f.ORD, like him, to plead 

For mrrcies from above : 
O ccme, and blefs our fouls indeed, 
, W th light, and joy, and love. 

4 The pofjeKs promised land is wide, 

Wt Ain would enter in 5 
But we arc prefs'd on ev'ry fide. 
With unbelief and fin, 

5 Arife, O Lord, enlarge our coaft. 

Let us, poifefs the whole; 
Thi>t Satan may no longer boaft, 
He can thy \*crk con troll. 

6 Oh, may thy hand be with us ftill. 

Our Guide and Guardian be ; 
To keep us fafe *rom ev'ry ill. 
Till death (hail fet us free. 

r^6 S fe A S b N §• ^Rjl^ 

^ Help us on thee to caft our cate. 
And on thy word to reft ; 
That jfrael's God, who heareth prayV, 
Will grant us our requeft. 

XXIII. JVaitlng at WlJdonCs gates. Prot, 
viii. 34>*3S- 

i pNfnar'd too long my heart has been 
*^ In folly's hurtful ways; , 

Oh, may I now, at length, begin 
f ohear what wifdom fays! 
a 'Tis Jesus, from the mercy-feat^ 
Invites me to his reft ; 
Jfle calls poor firiners to his feet. 
To make then# truly bleft. 

3 Approach, my foul, to Wifdom's gatcSj 

While it IS call'd to-day ; 
No one who watches there and waits. 
Shall e'er be turn'd away. 

4 tie will not let me feek in vain. 

For all, who truft his word. 
Shall everlafting life obtain. 
And favor from the Lord. 

5 Lord, I have hated thee too long. 

And dat'd thee to thy face ; 
I've done my foul exceeding wrong 
In flighting all thy grace. 

6 Now I would break my league with dtatb^ 

And live to thee alone ; 
1^. Oh let thy Spirit's feal of faith. ] 

BL Secure me foi thine own» 

^ n 


Hy.24. S £ A S O N S. t9i 

^ Let all the faints aflembled here. 
Yea, let all heav'n rejoice ; 
That I begin, with this he\v year. 
To make the Lord tny choice. 

XXIV. 4/ktng the way to Zion^ Jtr. 1. 5. 

1 ^lON the city of our Go0, 
^ How glorious is the place I 
The Saviour there has his abode; 

And finners fee his face ! 

2 Firm, againft cV*ry adverfe (hock^ 

1^ mighty bulwarks prove ; 
'Tis built upon the living Rock, 
And waird around with love. 

3 There, all the fruits of glory grow^ 

And joys that never die ; 
And ftreams of grace and kiiowledg flowi^ 
The foul to fatisfy. 

H, Come fet your faces Zion-ward^ 
Thefacred road enquire; 
And let a union to the Lord 
Be henceforth your defire, 

5 The gofpel (hines to give you light. 
No longer, then, delay ; 
The Spirit waits to guide you right. 
And Jesus is the way. 

B OLoRD, regard thy peoples pray'r^ 
Thy promife how fuMill ; 
And young and old by grace prepare. 
To dwell on Zion's hilU 

igz SEASONS. Bk.U. 

XXV. WewereP HA R JO ir% bondmen. 
Deut, vi. 20 — 23, 

I "DEncath the tyrant Satans yoke 
^ Out fouls were long oppreft ; 
Till grace our galling fetters broke. 
And gave the weary reft. 
% Jesus, in that important hour. 
His mighty arm made known ; 
He ranfom'd us by price and'powV, 
And clain/d us for his own. 

3 Now freed from bondage, fin and death, 

Wc walk in wifdom's ways ; 
And wi{h to fpend our ev'ry breatli^ 
In wonder, love, and praife. 

4 Erelong, we hope with him to dwell 

In yonder world above ; 
And now we we only live to teJl 
( The riches of his love. 
5, O might wc, e'er we hence remove. 
Prevail upon our youth 
To feck, that they may likewife prove, 
His mercy and his truth. 

6 Like Simeon, we (halJ gladly go(«), 

Whcjn Jesus calls us home j 
If they are left a feed below, 
To ferve him in our room. 

7 I CRD hear Dur pray'r, indulge our hope, 

(?n ch.l' thy :*pirit pourj 
Thai 'h?y n»dy take our ftjry up, 
Whtn ivc can fp^ak no rijore. 

XXVI. Trf 


Hy. 26 SEASONS. 


XXVI. Travelling in birth for fouls t GaKiv.19^ 

J Vf7HAT contraditaionsmect 
^^ In minifters employ ! 
It is a bitter fwcet, 
A forrow fiill of joy : 
No other poifl: affofrds a plaee 
" For equal honor, or difgracc ! 

Jfc Who can defcribe the pain 

Which faithful preachers feel '; 
Conftrain'd, to f peak in vain. 
To hearts as hard as fteel ! * 

Or who can tell the.pleafures fclti 
When ftubbom hearts begin to mdt \ 

'3 The Saviour's dying love. 
The foul's amazing worth ; 
Their utmoft efforts move. 
And draw their bowels forth : ^ 
They pray and ftrivcj their reft departs. 
Till Christ be form'd in finners hearts^ 

^ If fome fmall hope appear. 

They ftill are not content j 

But, with a jealous fear. 

They watch for the event : 
Too oft they find their hopes deceiv'd. 
Then how their inmoft fouls are griev'd ! 

5 But when their pains fucceed, . 
And from the tender blade 
The rip'ning ear^ proceed^ 
Their toils are overpaid : 

K K^ 


No harveft joy can equal theirs. 
To find the fruit of all their cares. 
6 On what has ^naw been fown 

Thy bleffing. Lord, beftowi 

The pow*r is thine alone. 

To make it fpring and grow : 
Do thou the gracious harveft raife. 
And thou, alone, ihalt have the praife. 

XXVII, H^ are ambajfadors for Christ, 
2 Cor. V. 20. 

X rPHY meiTage, by the preacher, fcal^ 
•*' And let thy pow'r be known J 
That ev'ry finner here, may feel 
The word is not his own. 

2 Amongft the foremoft of the throng 

Who dare thee to thy face, 
He in rebellion ftood too long. 
And fought againft thy grace, 

3 But grace prevail'd, he mercy found» 

And now by thee is fent. 
To tell his feHow-rebeJs round. 
And call them to repent. 

4 In Jesus, God is reconcil'd. 

The worft may be forgiv'n ; 
Come, and he'll own you as a childj 
And make you heirs of heav'n : 

5 Oh, may the word of gofpel truth 

Your chief defircs engage ; 
And Jesus be your guide in youth. 
Your j oy in hoary age. 

6 Perliapt 

Hy, i8. seasons. 195 

6 Perhaps the year, that's now begun, 

May prove to fome their laft ; 
The fands of life may foon be run. 
The day of grace be paft. 

7 Think, if you flight this embafly. 

And will not warning take ; 
When Jesus in the clouds you fee. 
What dfnfwer will you make. 

XXVm. ,PAUVs farewel charge. 
Adls XX. 26^ 27. 

X tTITHEN Paul was parted from his friends 
^^ It was a weeping day ; 
But Jesus made them all amends^ 
And wip'd their tears away. 

3 Ere long they met again with joy> 
(Secure no more to part) 
Where praifes ev*ry tongue employ^ 
And pleafure fills each heart. 

3 Thus all the preachers of his grace 
Their children foon (hall meet ; 
Together fee their Saviour's face. 
And worfhip at his feet. 
4, But they who heard the word in vain^ 
The* oft and plainly warn'd ; • 
Will tremble, when they meet again ' 
The minifters they fcorn'd. 

5 On your own heads your blood will fall 
If any perifli here; 
The preachers who have told you ^lly 
. Skallftand approved, aadckso:, 

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196 S E A L O N S, Bfc.U 

6. Yet Lord, to fave themfelves alone. 
Is not their utmoft view ; 
Oh ! hear their pray'r thy meffage owiip 
And fave their hearers too. 

XXIX. V How Jhall I put thee among the 
children? Jer. iii. 19. 

1 A LASS ! by nature how depfav'td, 
*^ How prone to ev'ry ill ! 

Our lives, to Satan, how enflav'd» 
How obftinate our will ! 

2 And can fuch finners be reftor'-d^ 

Such rebels reconcil'd ! 
Can grace itfelf the means afford 
To make a foe a child J 

3 Yes, grace ha? found the wond'rbus meam 

Which fliall efFedual prove; * 
To clean fe us from our countlefs fins, 
And teach our hearts to love* 

4 Jesus for finners undertakes. 

And dy'd that we may live; 
His blood a full atonement makcs^ 
And cries aloifd, " Forgive." 

5 Yet one thing more muft grace providci 

To bring ms home to God ; 
Or we {hall flight the Lord, who dy'd^ 
And trample on his blood. 

6 The holy Spirit muft reveal 

The Saviour's work and worth ; 
Then the hard heart begins to feci 
A new and heavenly birth. 

7 Th«' 

Hy. 3fO^ SEASONS. 197 

7 Thus bought with blood, and bom again. 
Redeemed, and fav'd, by grace; 
Rebels, in God's own houfe obtain 
A Ton's and daughter's place. 

XXX. mnter{o). 

t CEE, how rudfe winter's icy hand 
*^Hasftripp'd thetrees,and feal'd theground! 
But fpring (hall foon his rage withftand. 
And fpread new beauties all around, 

2 My foul a (harper winter mourns, 
Barren and fruitlefs I remain j 
When will the gentle fpring return, 
And bid my graces grow again f 

3 Jesus my glorious Sunarifel 

'Tis thine the frozen heart to move; 
Oh ! hufh thefe ftorms and clear my ikksj 
And let me feel thy vital love I 

4 Dear Lord, regard my feeble cry, * 
I faint and droop till (hou appear ; 
Wilt thou permit thy plant to die ? 
Muft it be winter all the year ? 

5 Be ftill, my foul, and wait this hour. 
With humble pray'r and patient faith ; . 
Till he reveals his gracious pow'r, 
Repofe on what his promife faith. 

t He, by whofe all-commanding word (p)^ 
Seafons this changing courfe maintain 5 
In ev'ry change a pledge aflFords, 
That none (hall feck his face in vain. 

K 3 XXXI.. 

(•} Book III4 Hymn 31* (^} Geaefis Tiii. tzt 

ijS SEASONS » BikH. 

XXXr. Waiting for J^ring. 

1 'TPHO'cloudy ikies, and northern blaftft 

-■' Retard the gentle fpring awhile} 
The fun will conqu'ror prove at Iaft> 
And nature wear a vernal fmiie. 

2 Thepromife which from age to age. 
Has brought the changing feafons roumf ^ 
Again fhall calm the winter's rage. 
Perfume the air, and paint the ground. 

2 The virtue of that Rcfl commandy 
I know ftill does, and will prevail %. 
That whUe the earth itfdf flull ftaod^ 
The fpring and fummer ihall not £uL 

-4 Such changes are for us decreed i 
BeJievers have their winters too ; 

BLut fpring fliall certainly fucceed^ 
And all their former life renew. 

5 Winter and fpring have each their ufc. 
And each, in turn, his people know \ 
One kills the weeds their hearts produce^ 
The other makes their graces grow. 

6 Tho* like dead trees awhile they feem. 
Yet having life within their root. 
The welcome fpring's reviving beam 
Draws forth their bloflbms, leaves, and fruiU 

7 But if the tree indeed be dead, 

it feels no change, tho' fpring return. 
Its Icaflefs, naked, barren head. 
Proclaims it only fit to burm 

8 DeaC 

Hy. 32. SEASONS. 199 

8 Dear Lord, aiFord our fouls a fpring. 
Thou know'ft pur w-nter has been long; 
Shine forth,' and warm our hearts tofmg, 
And th^ f ich grace" (ball be our fongi 

XXXIL Spring, 

1 Tl LEAK winter is fiibdu'd at length, 
-D And forc'd to yield the day; 
l^he fun has wafted all his ftrengtb^ 

Ana driven him away^ 

2 A^jd now long wifli'd for fpring is come. 

How alter*d is the fcene ! 
The trees and ihrubs are dreft in bloom, 
1 he earth arrayed in green. 

3 Where'er we tread, beneath our feet . 

The cluft'ring flowers fpring; 
The artlefs birds, in concert fwect. 
Invite our hearts to fing. 

4 But ah I in vain I ftrivfc to join^ 

Opprefs'd with fin and doubt ; 
I feel 'tis winter ftill, within, 
Tho* all is fpring without. 
J Oh ! would my Saviour from' on high,. 
Break thro' thefe clouds and ihine ! 
Mo creature then more bleft than I,- 
N 6 fong more loud than mine. 

6 Tiirthen — no foftly warbling thrufli, 
Nor cowAip*$ fwcct perfume ; 
Nor beauties of e^h painted buih. 
Can diiEpatv' my gloom. 

K 3 7 Te 

300 SEASONS. Bk^II. 

7 To Adam, foon as, he tranfgrcfsM, 

Thus Eden bloom 'd in vain ; 

Not paradife could give him reft. 

Or footh his heari-felt paiti« 

8 Yet here an emblem I perceive 

Of what the Lord can do ; 
Dear Saviour, help me to believe. 
That I rnay flourifli too. 

9 Thy word can foon my hopes revive^ 

Can bvercome tny foes : 
And make my languid graces thrive^ 
And bloflbm like the rofe, 

XXXIIL j/ttoihen 

1 pLcafing fpring; again is here ! 

J^ Trees and fields in bloom appear 1 
Hark ! the birds, with artlefs lays. 
Warble their Creator's praife ! 
Where, in winter, all was fnow, 
^ Now the flow'rs in cluftersgrow j 
And the corn, in green array, 
Promifes a harveft-day. 

2 What a change has taken place I 
Emblem of the fpring of grace ; 
How the fouJ, in winter, mourns 
Till the Lord, the Sun, returns; 
Till the Spirit's gentJe rain, 

Bids the heart revive again ; 
Then the ftofee is turn 'd to #eftj' 
And each grace fprings foitk afreft. 

3 Lo&0| 

Hy. 34- SEASON S. 20X 

3 Lord, afford a fpring to me! , ■' ^ 

Let me feel like what 1 fee; 
Ah ! my winter has. been long, 
Chiil'd my bopes-^uitl fiopp'd my foag i 
Winter threatened to deftroy 
Faith anS love,, and ev'ry joy j * 

If thy life was in the root. 
Still I could not yield thee fruit. 

4. Speak, and by thy gracious voice 
Make my drooping foul rejoice ; 
O beloved Saviour hafte. 
Tell me all the ftorms are paft : • 

On thy garden deign to fmil^,^ ' 
Kaife the plants,> enrich the foi! ; 
Soon thy prefence will reftore 
Life, to what feem'ddead before* . 

5 Lord, i.long to be at home, ^ 

Where tbefe changes never come ! ^ 
Where the faints no winter feari' * 

Where 'tis fpring throughout the ^ycar ; 
How unlike this ftate beJow ! 
There the flowers unwith'ring blpwj^ . , . 
There no chilling blafts annoy. 
All is love, and bloom, and joy, 

XXXIV. Summer Jorms (j). 

I 'TpHO* the morn may be ferene. 
^ Not a threatening cloud be feen ; 
Who can undertake to fay 
'Twill be plcafant all the day ? ^ 

K 4 Tempcfta 


Tempefts fuddenly may rift, 
Darknefs overfpread the fkies I 
Light'nings fla(h, and thunders war^ - 
Ere a fliort-liv'd day be o'er. 

a ^ Often thus, the chHd of grace. 
Enters on his chriftian race ; 
Guilt and fear are overborne, 
*Tis with him a fummer's morn; 
While his new'felt joys abound,. " ^ 

All things feem to fmile around | 
And he hopes it will be fair. 
All the day, and all the year. 

3 Should we warn him of a change^ 
He wouJd think the caution ftrange^ 
He no change or trouble fears. 
Till thegath'riflg florm appears(r); 
Till dark clouds his fun conceal. 
Till temptation's pow'r he feeJ; 
Then he trembles, and looks pale^ 
All his hopes and courage fail. 

4 But the wonder-working liORD 
Sooths the tempeft by his word ; 
Stills the thunder, ftops the rain. 
And his fun breaks forth again : 
Soon the cloud again returns, 
NoW'bejoys, and now he mourns; 
Oft his fky is overcaft. 

Ere the day of life be paft, 

5 Trjr'd believers too can fay. 
In the courfe of one fhort day, 


(0 Bo«k I. Hjtau 44« 

Hy. 35, SEASONS. 203 

Tho' the morning has been fair, 
Prov'd a golden hour of pray'r: 
"iSin, and Satan, long ere night. 
Have their comforts put to flight; 
^Ah ! what heart-felt peace and joy 
Unexpecfted ftorms deftroy. 
6 Dcareft Saviour, call us foon 
To thine high eternal noon ; 
Never there {hall temped rife 
To conceal thee from our ^yes : 
Satan (hall no more deceive* 
We no mpre thy Spirit gricVe ; 
But thro' cloudlefs, endiel's days, 
Soujidjt to golden harps, thy praife, 

XXXV. Hay^time. 

1 TT H E grafs, and flow'rs, which clothe 

X the field, 

And look fo green and gay j 
Touch'd by the fcythe, defencelefs yield. 
And fall, and fade away. 

2 Fit ^mblem of our mortal ftate ! 

Thus in the fcripture glafs. 
The young, the ftrong,. the wife, the grcat^ 
May fee themfelves but grafs \s). 

3 Ah ! truft not to your fleeting breath. 

Nor call your time your own ; 
Around you fee, the fcythe of death 
Is mowing thoufands down. 

4 And you, who hitherto are fpar*d, 

Muftibortly yield your lives | 


, (i}Ifaahx].7« 

20+ S E A^S O N S, . BUU 

Your wifdom is to be prepared, 
Befofe the ftroke arrives. 

5 The grafs, when dead, revives no more^ 

You die, to live again ; 
But oh I if death fhould prove the door^ 
To everlafting pain. 

6 Lord, help us to obey thy call. 

That from our fins fet free ; 
When like the grafs our bodies fall,. 
Our fouls may fpring to thee* 

XXXVI. Harvijl. 

X C£E ! the corn ajain in ear ! 

•^ How the fields and valleys fmilc ! 

Harveft now is drawing near 

To repay the farmers toil : 

Gracious Lord, fecurc the crop^ 

Satisfy the poor with food j 

In thy mercy is our hope. 

We have finn'd, but thou art good* 

2 While I view the plenteous grain,. 
As it ripens on the ftalk ; 

May I not inftrudion gain. 
Helpful, to my daily walk ? - 
All this plenty of the field 
Wasproduc'd from foreign feeds; 
For the earthiitfelf would yield 
Only crops of ufelefs weeds. 

3 Tho', when newly fown, it lay 
Hid awhile beaeatb the ground^ 


Hy. 37. S E A S O N S, 20s 

(Spme might think it throv^n away) 
Now a large Increafe is found : 
Tho' conceaFd, it was not loft, 
Tho' it dy'd, it lives again ; 
Eaftern ftorms, and nipping froftd^ 
Have oppos'd its growth in vain, 

4 Let the p'raife be all the Lord's^. 
As the benefit is ours I 

He, in feafon ftill affords 
Kindly heat, and gentle fhowVa! 
By his care the produce thrives 
Waving o'er the furrowM lands j. 
And when harveft-time arrives. 
Ready for the reaper ftands. 

5 Thus in barren hearts he fows 
Precious feeds of heav'niy joy (/) i 
Sin, and hell, in vain oppofe. 
None can grace's crop deftroy : 
Threat'oed oft, yet iltll it blooms. 
After many changes paft. 

Death, the reaper, when }^ comes. 
Finds it fully ripe at laft* . . 


XXXVII. Praifefor the incarnation. 

X O WEETER founds than mufic knows 
O Charm me in EMMANU£L's,name^ 
All her hopes my fpirit owes 

To his birth, and crols, and (hame. 

a When 

(f} Hofcaxirt 7« Mark iTi z^%9% 

ioS SEASONS. Bk. It. 

2 When he came the angels fung, 
" Glory be to God on high ;" 
Lord, unioofe my ftamm'ring tongati. 
Who (hould louder fing than 11' 
2 Did the Lord a man become. 
That he might the law fulfil. 
Bleed and fuffer in my room, 

And canft thou, my tongue, be ftill T 

4 No, I muft my praifes bring, 

Tho' they worthlefs are and weak;. 
For fhould I refufe to fing 

Sure the very ftones would fpeak, 

5 O my Saviour, Shield, and Sun, 

Shepherd, Brother, Huftand, Friend, . 
Ev'ry precious name in one, 
I will love thee without end. 


1 Ti^y fong (hall blefs the Lord of all, 
^^ My praife fhall climb to his abode % 
Thee, Saviour, by that name I call 
The great Supreme, the mighty GoD. 

2 Without beginning, or decline. 
Object of faith, and not of fen fc^. 
Eternal ages faw him fhine. 

He fiiines eternal ages hence. 

3 As much, when in the manger laid^ 
Almighty ruler of the (ky ; 

As when the fix days work he made, 
Fiird all the morning ftars with joy. 

4 Of 

Hy.39- seasons. 407 

4 Of alt the crowns Jehovah bears, 
Salvation is his deareft claim ; 

That gracious found well pleiais'd hehears^ 
And owns Emmanuel for his name. 

5 A cheerful confidence I feef, . ^ 
My well- placed hopes with joy I fee 5 

My bofom glows with heav'niy zeal 
To worfliip hini who dy'd for me. 

6 As man, he pities my complaint. 
His pow'r and truth are all divine; 
He will not fail, he cannot faint. 
Salvation's fure, and muft bemine» 

XXXIX. Man honoured above angels. 

^ T^OW let us join with hearts and tongue^ 
-*^^ And emulate the angePs fongs ; 
Yea, finners may addrefs their King,^ 
In fongs that angels cannot fing. 

% They praife the Lamb who once was flain^ 
But we can add a higher (train {u)i 
Not only fay, ** Hefuffer'd thus. 
But that he fuffer'd all for us. 

3 When angels by tranfgreflion fell, 
Juftice confign'd them all to hell ; 
But mercy form'd a wond'rous plan,- 
To fave and honour fallen man. 

4 Jesus, who pafs'd the angels by {x)^ I 
Affum'd our fle(h to bleed and diej 

And dill he makes it his abode. 
As man be fills the throne of Goo» 

5 Owt 

io8 SEASONS. Bk.II^. 

5 Our next of kin, our Brother iiovy 
Is he to whom the angels bow ( 

They }oin with us. to praife his name, * 
But we theneareil intereft claim. 

6 But ah ! how faint our praifes rife ! 
Sure, 'ti* the wonder of the Ikics : 
That we, who fliare his richeit love. 
So cold and unconcern'il ihould prove, 

y Oh glorious hour it com.s with fpeed I 
When we, frona fia and darknefs fretdf 
Shall fe^ the God whody'd for man^ 
And praife him more than angels can (j)* 

XL« Saturday evenings 

% CAFiLY thro' another weekr 
^ God has brought us on our way ; . 
Let us now a bleffing feek 

On th' approaching fabbath-day: 
Day of all the week the beft j 
Emblem of eternal reft. 

2 Mercies multiply'd each hour. 

Thro' the week our praife demand ;, 
Guarded by almighty pow'r. 
Fed and guided by his hand : 

Tho' ungrateful we have been. 

Only made returns of fin. 

3 While we pray for pard'ning grace. 

Thro' the dear Redeemer's name ; 
Shew thy reconciled face. 

Shine away our fm and (hamc ; 


Hy.41 seasons. 2C5I 

From our wordly care fet free, 
May we reft this night with thee. 

4 Wheh the morn (hall bid us rife. 

May we feel thy prefence near ; 
May thy gJory meet our eyes. 
When we in thy houfe appear! 
There afford us. Lord, a tafte 
Of our evcrlafting feaft. 

5 May thy gofpel's joyful found 

Conquer finners, comfort faints; 
Make the fruits of grace abound. 
Bring relief for all complaints: 

1 hus may all our fabbaths prove 
. Till we join the church stbove ! 


1 T^HE LotiD, ourfalvation and light, 

A The guide and the ftrengtb of our daySji 
Has brought us together to-night^ 
A new Ebenezer to raife : 
The year we have now paffed thro% 
His goodnefs with bieffings has crown'd^ 
Each morning his mercies were new^. 
Then let our thankfgivings abounds. 

2 Encompafs'd with dangers and foafDs; 
Temptations, and fears, aad complaints f 
His ear he inclia'd to our pray 'rs. 

His hand open'd wide to out waotd : 


(»} I. Sam, vii. Il« 


We nerer befought bim invaiOy 
When burden'd with forrow or fin. 
He help'd us again and again. 
Or where, before now,, had we been T 

3 His gofpel, throughout the long year. 
From fabbath to fabbath he gave ; 
How oft has he met with us here. 
And (hewn himfelf mighty to fave i 
His candleftick has been remov'd 
From churches once priviledg'd thus | 
But tho' we unworthy have proir'd. 
It ftill is continued to us. 

4 For fo many mercies received, 
Alas ! what returns have we made J 
His fpirit we often have grieved. 
And evil for good have repaid : 
How we!l it becomes us to cry, 

«* Oh, whais a God like to thee ? 

Who pafleft iniquities by. 

And plungeft them deep in the fca !** 

5 To Jesus, who fits on the throne^ 
Our beft hallelujahs we bring; 
To thee it is owing alone. 

That we are permitted to fing : 
JiSiR us, we pray, to lament 
The fins of the year that is paft ; 
And grant that the next may be fpent 
Far more to thy praife than the lall. 

XLII. Another * 
t T ET hearts and tongues unite 
■*^ And loud thankfgivings raife j 

<Jy. 42. S E A S O N S* aif 

*Tis duty mingled with delight. 
To fing the Saviour's praife* 
1 To him we owe our breath. 
He took us from the womb. 
Which elfe had^ut us up in death. 
And prov'd an early tomb. 

3 When on the breaft we hung 
Our help was in the Lord ; 

'Twas he firft taught our infant tongue 
To form the lifping word. 

4 When ia our blood we lay 
He would not let us die, 

Becaufe his love had fiz'd a dzf 

To bring falvation nrgh. '^ 

5 In childhood and in youth 
His eye was on us ftill; 

Tho* ftrangers to his love and truth^ 
And prone to crofs his will. 

6 And fince his name we knew^ 
How gracious has he been ! 

What dangers has he Jed us thro* 
What mercies have we fecn t 

7 Now thro* another year 
Supported by his care; 

We raife our tbenezer here, 

«« The Lord has help'd thus far/! _- 
S Our lot in future ycfars^ 

Unable to forcfee j 
He kindly to prevent our fears^ 

Say>, *< Leave it all to mc.'** ^ 


9 Yea, Lord, wc wifli to caft 
Our cares upon thy breaft! 
' Help us to praife thee for the paft. 
And truft thee for the reft. 

XLIII. Oft opining a place for f octal pray tr^ 

X r\ Lord, our languid fouls infpire, 
^^ For here, we truft, thou art I 
Send down a coal of heav'nly fire. 
To warm each waiting heart. 

A Dear Shepherd of thy people, hev^i 
Thy prefence now difplay j 
As thou haft giv'n a place for pray^rj^ 
So give us hearts to pray. 

3 Shew us fome token of thy love. 

Our fainting hope to raife 5 
And pour thy bleffing from above 
That we may render praife. 

4 Within thefe walls let holy peace. 

And love, and concord dwell ; 
Here give the troubled confcicncc eafe^-. 
The woandcd fpirit heal. 

5 Tho feeling: heart, the melting eye, 

The humbled mind beftow ; 
And Ihiiie upon us from on high, 
1 o make our graces grow I 

6 May we in faith receive thy word, 

lii faith prefent our p.ray'rs, 


Hy.44* ORDINANCES; nj 

And, in the prefence of our LoitD^ 
Unbofom all our cares. 

*j And may the gofpel's joyful found 
Enforced by mighty grace. 
Awaken many flnners round. 
To come a^d fA\ the place. 

>^LIV. C. Another. 

1 TESUS, where'er thy people meet^ 
J There they behold thy mercy-feat ; 
Where'er they feck thee thou art found^ 
And ev*ry place is hallow'd ground. 

5 For thou, within no walls confia'dy 
Inhabittft the humble mind ; 
Such ever bring thee, where they come^ 
And going, take thee to their home. 

3 Dear Shepherd of th» chofen few! 
Thy former mercies here renew; 
Here, to our waiting hearts, proclaim 
The fweetnefs of thy faving name. 

4 Here may we prove the pow'r of prayV, 
To ftrcngthen faith, and fweeten care^ 
To teach our faint defires to rife. 

And bring all heav'n before our eyes. 

5 Behold at thy commanding word. 

We ftrctch the curtain and the cord(tf } | 
. Come thuu, and fill this wider fpace. 

And blefs us with a large ericreafe. 
t Lord, we are few^ but thou art near; 

Nor ihort thine arm, nor deaf thine ear; 



ai4 ORDINANCifs. BK.II. 

Oh rend the heav'ns, come quickly down. 
And make a thoufand hearts thine owa ! 

XLV. Tbi Lord's day/ 

J T T O W welcome to the faints, when 
n prcfs'd 

With fix days noife, and care, and toil. 
Is the returning day of reft. 
Which hides them from the world awhilt I 

2 Now, from the throng withdrawn away. 
They feem to breathe a difF rent air i ' , 
Compos'd and foft'ned by the day. 

All things another afped: wear. 

3 How happy if their lot is caft, 
Where ftatedly the gofpel founds t 
The word is honey to their tafte, 
Renews their ftrength, and heals their 

wounds ! 

4. Tho* pinch'd with poverty at home. 
With (harp afflicftions daily fed 5 
It makes amends, if they can come 
To God's own houfe for heav'nly bread ? 

5 With joy they haften to the place. 
Where they their Saviour oft have met; 
And while they feaft upon his grace. 
Their burdens and their griefs forget. 

6 This favoured lot, my friends is ours. 
May we the priviledge improve j 
And find thefe confecrated hours. 
Sweet earnefts of thejo^s above ! 

:t.46 ordinances. ar5 

We thank thee for thy day, O Lord, 
Kerc we thy promis'd prefence feek j 
Open thine hand, with bleffings ftor'd^ 
And give us Manna for the week. 

X L VL Go/pel privilege. 

r\ Happy they who know the Lord, 
^^ With whom he deigns to dwell ! 
He fccdiand chears them by his word^ 
His arm fupports them well. 

To them, in each diftreding hour. 

His throne of grace is near; 
And when they plead his love and pow*r 

He ftands engag'd to hear. 

He help'd his faints in ancient days. 

Who trufted in his name ; 
And we can witnefs, to his praife. 

His love is dill the fame. 

Wand'ring in fin, our fouls he found. 

And bid us feek his face ; 
Gave us to hear the gv>fpel found. 

And tafte the gofpel grace. 

Oft in his houfe his glory fhines 

Before our wond'ring eyes ; 
We wifh not, then, for golden mineSy 

Or ought beneath the fkies. 

His prefence fwcetens all our cares. 
And makes our burdens light; 

A word from him difpcls our fears. 
And glides the glopm of night. 


^ Lord, we expefl: to fufFer here. 
Nor would we dare repine ; 
But give us, ftill, to find theenear^ 
And own us, ftiJI, for thine. 

8 Let us enjoy and highly prize, 
Thefe tokens of thy love; 
Till thou (halt bid our fpirits rife^ 
To worihip thee above. 

XLVII. Another. 

J TT APP Y are they to whom the Loiin 
JnL His gracious name makes known ! 
And by his Spirit, and his word. 
Adopts them for his own I 

^ He calls them to his mercy-feat. 
And hears their humble pray'r; 
And when within his houfe they medf . 
They find his prefence near. 

3 The force of their united cries 

, No pow'r can lon^ withftand ; 
For Jesus helps them from the Ikies, 
By his almighty hand. 

4 Then mountains fink at once to plains^ 

And light from darknefs fprings ; 
Each feeming lofs improves their gains. 
Each trouble comfort brings. 

5 Tho' men defpife them, or revile. 

They count the trial fmall ; 
Whoever frowns, if Jesus fmile. 
It makes amends for alU 

Hv. 48. ORDINANCES. ^^^ 

6 Tho* meanly clad, and coarfely i^:^^ 

And, like their Saviour, poor: 
They would iiot change their gofpel bread 
For all the w6rldling*s ftore. 

7 When chearM with faith's fublimer joys. 

They mount on eagle's wings; 
They can difdain, as children's toys^ 
The pride and pomp of kings. 

8 Dear Lord, affifi our fouls to pay 

The debt of praife wc owe ; 
That we enjoy a gofpei day. 
And heav'n be^un below. 

XLVlII, Praife for the c^ntiimanceofihe 
gojpel, {b). 

i /^NCE, ivbile we aim'd at Zion's fongs 
A fiuider. mounting check'dourtongucs! 
7'hen ^>.'c were cali'd to fow vn tears. 
The ieeds of joy for future years, 
a Oft as that memorable hour 
• X he changing year brings round agaib^ 
We meet to praife the love and powV 
Which beard our cries, and eas'd our pain, 

3 Come, ye who trembled for the ark. 
Unite in praife for anfwer'd pray'^r ! 
Did not the Lqrd our forrows mark ? 

' Did not our fighing reach his ear? 

L 4 Then 

(^)WhereTtr t reparation it threatefled l)etweeii a minifler 
tad people who dearly love each «thei> this hymn may be 4s 
" : at it wasonce m Olnty. 



4 Then fmaller griefs were laid afide, 
And all our cares fumon'd up in one; 
'* Let us but have thy 'virord, we cry'd. 
In Cither things^ thy wiill be done.'* 

j Since he has granted our requeft^ 
APid we ftill hear the goQ)el voices 
Alitho* by many trials preft, 
Iii this we can, ^nd will rejoice. 

6 Tho' to our lot temptations fall, 

' rho' pain and want, and cares wanoj\ 
The precious go^el fwt^etbns all, • 
'«And yields us medicine, food, and joy. 

XLIX. A famine rftbe word, 
ii /^Ladoefs was fpread thro' Ifraers hoft 
^^ When iirft they Manna view'd ; 
They laboured who mould gather moft. 
And thought it pleafajQt food. 
t But when they had it long enjoyM 
From day to day, the fame $ 
Their hearts were by the plenty cloy'd, 
. Altho' from heav'n it came. 

3 Thus gofpel bread at firft is prized. 

And makes a people glad ; 
But afterwards, too much difpis'd. 
When eafy to be had : 

4 But fliould the Lord, difpleas'd, withhold 

The bread his mercy fends; 
To have our houfes filTd with gold 
Would make but poor amends, 

5 How tedious would the week appear. 

How dull the fabbath prove i 


Hy. 50. O R D I N a N C E S. 219 

Could we no longer meet to hear 
The precious truths we love ? 

6 How would believing parents bear 

To leave their heedlefs youth. 
Exposed to ev*ry fatal fnare. 
Without the light of truth ? 

7 The gofpd, and a praying few 

Our bulwark long have prov'd>; 
But OlnbIt fure the day will rue 
When ihefe (hall be remov'd. 

8 Then fin, in this once favour'd town. 

Will triumph unreftrain'd ; 
And wrath and vengeance haften down. 

No more by pray> detained : . 
^ Preferve us from this judgment^ LoRl>, 

For Jbsvs' fake we plead ; 
ik famine of the gofpel word 

Would be a firoke indeed I 

L. Prayer far miniflers. 

I in Hief Shepherd of thy chofen (heep, 
^ From death and fin fet fret ; 
May evVy under-flid'pherd keep 
Plis eye, incent on thee I 

^ With plenteous grace their hearts prepare. 

To execute thy will ; 
Compafiion, patience, love and care, 

And taithfulnefs and (kill. 
3 Enflamc their minds with holy zeal 

Their flocks to <eed an<ycacb j 

azo O R D 1 NANCES. BkM 

And let them live, and let them feel 
The facred truths they preach. 

4 Oh, never let the flieep conDplahi ■' 

That toys, which fools amufe ; 
Ambition » pleafure, praife or gain, 
Debafe the fliepherd's views. 

5 He that for thcfe, forbares to feid' ■ 

The fouls whom Jesus loves; 
Whatever he may profefs, or pfeadj 
An idol-ihepherd proves (r). 

6 The fword of God (hall break his arm, 

A ))laft (hall blind his eye ; 
His word (hall have no pow'r tp warsiy 
His gifts fhail all grow dry. 

7 O Lord, avert this heavy woe. 

Let all thy ibepherds fay ! 
And grace, and ftrength, on each bcAoWj 
To labor while 'tis day. 

' LI. Prayer for a reviijal. 

I O AVIOUR, vifit thy plantation, 
^ Grant us. Lord, a gracious rain! 
All will come to defolation, 
Unlefs thou return again : 
Keep no longer at a di(tance. 

Shine upon us from on high ; 
Lefi, for want of thine affiftance^ 
£v'ry plant fliould droop and die, 
a Surely, once thy garden flourifh'd, 
Ev'ry part look'd gay and green.| 
^ Tc ORDINANCE • 221 

Then thy word our fpirits nourifh'd, 

Happy feafons we have feen i 
But a drought has fince fuccccded. 

And a fad decline we fee ; 
Lord tby help. i» greatly needed^ 

Help-can only come from thee. 

3 Where are thofe we counted leaders, 

Fill'd with zeal, and love, and truth f 
Old* profcflbrs, tall as cedars, 

bright examples to our youth ! 
Some, Jn whom we onQc delighted. 

We (hall meet no more below. 
Some, alaf& ! we fear are blighted. 

Scarce a Angle leaf they Ihow, 

4- Younger plants— the fight how plcafant. 

Covered thick with bloffoms flood ; 
But they.caufc us grief at prefen't, 

Frefts have nipp'd them, in the bud I 
Deareft Saviour, haften hither. 

Thou canfl make them bloom again ; 
Oh, permit them not to wither. 

Let not all our hopes be vain ! 

5 Let our mutual love be fervent. 
Make us prevalent in pray'rs ; 
Lrc each one efteem'd thy fervant. 

Shun the world's bewitching fnares ; 
Break the tempter's fatal power^ 
Turn the ftony heart to flefh ; 
And begin, from this good hour. 
To revive thy work afrc(h. 

L 3 LII. Hofiti^ 


LIL IRfing/ar a rmceL 

1 1W4 Y harp untun'd, and laid afide, 
IVl ^j-^ cheerful hours the harp bdongs) 
My cruel foet, infuhing cry'd^ 

*'- Come, fmg us one of Zion's fongs.** - 

2 Alafs ! when finners blindly bold. 
At Zion feoff, and Zlon*s King ; 
When zeal declines and love grows-CoM^ 
li this a day for me to fing r 

3 Time was, wbene^cr the faints I iwrt, 
With joy and praife my bofomglowM ^ 
But now, like Eli, fad i fit. 

And tremble for the ark of GoD» 

4 While thus to grief my foul gavewa]r> 
To fee the work of God decline^. 
Methought I heard my Saviour Ciy, 

** Difmifs thy fears the aric is mine* 

5 Tho' for a time I hide my face^ 
Rely upon my love and pow'r; 
Still wreftle at a throne of grace. 
And wait for a reviving hour. 

6 Take down thy long negleSed harp,. 
Pve fcen thy tears, and heard thy prayVf. 
i'he winter feafon has been (harp, 

hut fprtng ihall all its wafies repair. 

7 KoRD, I obey, my hopes revive, 
C\vuc join with me, ye faints and fing^ 

^ Our Khts in vain againft us flrive, 
I'd God will help and healing bring. 

S A C R A^ 

Hy.54^ or D I NANCE S. 22J 


tin. C. ' JVihome to the table. 

I' 'T* HIS is the f^aft of heav*nly wine, 
-■• And-GoD invites to fup ; 
The juices of the living vine 
Werejp^s'd, to fill the cup. 

% Oh, blefs the Saviour, ye that eat. 
With royal dainties fed ; 
Not; heav'n affords a coftlier treat. 
For J&svii it the bread I 

5; The vile, the loft, he calls to them. 
Ye trembling fouls appear ! 
The cigbteous, in their own efteem. 
Have no acceptance here. 

4' Approach ye poor, nor dare refufe 
. The banquet fpread for you j 
Dear Saviour, this is welcome news, 
Then I may-venture coo. 

5 If guilt and fin afford a plea. 
And may obtain a place ; 
Surely the Lord will welcoipe me, 
. And I ihall fee his fapc, 

LIV. Christ (rucked. 

I \JI7HEN on the crofs, my Lord I fee 
^^ Bleeding to death, for wretched me ; 
Satan and fin no more can move, 
For I am all transform'd to love. 

L 4 2 His 


2 His thorns and nzils, pierce thro' my hearty 
In cv'ry gronc I bear a part ; 

I view bis wounds with ilreaming eyes. 
But fee ! be bows his head and dies f 

3 Come, (innerf , view the Lamb of GoDy 
Wour.ded and dead, and bath'd in blood ! 
Bohc'ld his fide, and venture near. 
The wtll of enclefs life is here^ 

4 Here I forgot my cares and pains ; 

I crirk, yet ftili mv thirit remains f 
Oniy the fountain-head above. 
Can f.Ltisry the thirlt of love. 

5 Oil, that 1 thus covl- ai'.vays feel ! 
Lord more and more chy love reveal I 
Tnenmy glad tongue ihM loud proclaim 
The grace and glory of thy name. 

6 Thy name difpels my guilt and fear. 
Revives my heart, and charms my car> 
Affords a balm for evVy uound, 

And batan trembles at ihc found, 

LV. C. J Esvs htj/ling iff /ujfir, 

1 "^HE Saviour what a noble flame 

* Was kindled in his breaft. 
When hiilimg to Jeiufalem 
He march'd before the reft ! 

2 CJood-will to men and zeal for God, 

His ev'ry thought engrofs ; 
He longs to be bapciz'd with blood (i), 
He pants to reach the croif, 

3 With 

(</) L'jtkt xii. 50. -j « 

Hy,s6- ordinances. 225 

3 With all his fufF'rings full in view. 

And woes, to us, unknown. 
Forth to the tafk his fpirit flew, 
'Twas love that urg'd him on« 

4 Lord, we return thee what we caa) 

Our hearts £ball found abroad 
Salvatibn, to the dying Man, 
And to the rifing God ! 

5 And while thy bleeding glories here 

Engage our wond'ring eyes ; 
We learn our lighter crofs to bear. 
And haften to the (kies* 

L V !• // /; good to bt bere» 

1 f ET me dwell on Golgotha, 
-"^ Weep and love my life.away ! 
While I fee him on the tree 
Weep and bleed, and die for me ! 

2 That dear blood, for finners fpilt. 
Shews my fm in all its guilt : 
Ah, my foul, he bore thy load. 
Thou haft flain the Lamb of GoD« 

3 Hark ! his dying wofd, •* Forgive, 
Father, let the finner live ; 
Sinner, wipe thy te2(rs4iwayy 

I thy ranfom freely pay," 

4 While I hear this grace reveaPd, 
And obtain a pardon feal'd ; 
All my foft affe£lions move, 
Waken'd by the force of lovc# 

L s 3 Ftrcwd 

i26 ORDINANCES. Bk.1^ 

5 Farewel world, thy gold is droft, 
Mow I fee the bleeding crofs i 
Jesus dy*d to fet me free 

From the law, and fin and thee t" 

6 He has'dearly bought my foul 
Lord, accept, jind claim the whole 1^ 
To thy will i all rcfign, 

' 'Now, no more my own, but tfaineV 

L VII. LMking ai thi crofs* . 

.1 1N evil long I took delight, 
* Unaw'd by fliame or fear ; 
Till a new objeft ftruck my fight^ 
And ftopp'd my wild career. 

2 I faw one hanging on a tree. 

In agonies and blood ; 
Who hx'd his languid eyes on roc. 
As near his crois I ftood. 

3 Sure, never to my lateft breath. 

Can I forget that look j 
i feem'd to charge me with his death, 
Tho* not a word he fpoke. 

4 My confcience felt, and own'd the guU^. 

And plung'd me in defpair ; 

1 faw my fms his blood had fpilt. 

And help'd to nail him there. 

5 Alafs ! I knew not what I did. 

But now my tears are vain; 
Where fhall my trembling fold be hid ^ 
For 1 the Lord have flain. 

6 A 

Hy. s8. ORDINANCES. 127 

6 A fecond lookfae gave, which faid, 

** I freely all forgive ; 
This blood is for thy r anfom paid, . 
I die, that thou may'ft liyc."* 

7 Thus, while his death xAj fin difplajfj 

1b all itsblackeft hue) 
( Such is the myftery of grace } 
It feals my pardon too. 

8 With pleafing grief and mdurnful joy^ 

My fpiritnqwisfiird; 
That I fliould fuch a life deftroyj^ 
Yet live by him I kftl'd. ^ 

L VIII. Supplies in the witdirnefs, 

1 \1/H£N Ifrael by divine command 

^^ The pathlefs dcfert trod. 
They found tho' 'twas a barren land ; 
A fure refource in Goo. 

2 A cloudy pillar mark'd their road, , 

And fcreen'd them from the heat ; 
From the bard rocks the water flow'd^ ' 
And Manna was their meat. 

3 Like them we have a reft in view^ 

Secure from adverfe pow'rs ; 
Like them we pafs a defert toOj, 
But Ifrael's God is ours. 

^ Yes, in this barren wildernefs 
He is t6us the fame} 
By his appointed means of grace. 
As once he was to themi 

5 Hi$ 


5 His word a light before us fpreads 

By which our path we fee; 
His love a banner o'er our heads. 
From harm preferves us free. 

6 Jesus the bread of life is giv'a 

To be our daily food ; 
We drink a wond'rous ftream from heav^i^ 
'Tis water, wine and blood. 

7 Lord, 'cis enough, I a(k no more^. 

Thefe bl^ffings are divine; 
I eiivy not the worldling's (lore, 

if'Chrift and bcav'n are mine* ' 

■<■ ; 

LXIX, Ccmwunion with the faints ingbry. 

1 "p Efrefhed by the bread and wine, 
^^ The p'edges of our Saviour'ft lovcj 
Njw let our hearts and voices join 

In fongR of praife with thofe above. 

2 Do they hn^, <* Worthy ts the Lamb?" 
Altho' we cannot reach their ftrains, 
Y^^t we, thro' grace, can fing the fame, 
1 c?r ;!S he dy*d, for us he reigns* 

3 If tJiey beheld hjrn face to face, 
V\ h»le we a glimpfecan only feei 
Yet equal debtors to his grace. 
As faff and. as belov'd arc we. 

1 They hod, like us, a furFVing time, 
Oui cares and fears, and griefs they knew; 
KuL they^ cor.quer'd ail thro' him, 
^.\^l ;v?, ere long, ihall conquer too, 

S Tho' 

Hv.6o. ORDINANCES. 229 

5 Tho' all the fongs of faints in light. 
Are far beneath his matchlefs worth j . 
His grace is fuch, he will not flight 
The poor attempt, of worms on earth. 

LX«. C. Exhortation to prayer. 

1 1TI7HAT various hind'rances we meet 

^ In coming to a mercy feat ! 
Yet wHo that knows the worth of pray'r. 
But wUhes to be often I here. 

2 Pray'r makes the darkened cloud withdraWy 
Pray'r climbs the ladder Jacob faw ; 
Gives exercife to faith and love. 
Brings ev'ry bleffing from above. 

3 Reftraining prayV, we ceafe to fight ; 
Pray'r makes the chriftian's armour bright ; 
And Satan trembles, when he fees 

The wcakeft faint upon his knees. 
^ While Mofes ftood with arms fpread ^wide, 
Succefs was found on Ifrael's fide {e) ; 
But when thro' wearinefs they fail'd. 
That moment Amalek prevail'd, 

5 Have you no words ? ah, think again. 
Words flow apace when you complain. 
And fill your fel!o;^-creatiire's ear 
With the fad tale of all your care. 

6 Were half the breath thus vainly fpent. 
To heav'n in fupplication fent; 

Your cheerful iong would oft'ner be, 
*' Hear what the Lord has done for me." 
{*) Bxodutxrii. ii« uKL; 



LXI. Power ef prayer. 

[N themfeivcs, as weak as worms* 

How can poor believers ftand. 
When temptations, foes and ftorms, 
Pfefs them clofe on cv'ry hand ? 

1 Weak, indeed, they feel they are, : 
But they know the throne of grace $ > 
And the God, who anfwers pray'r 
Helps them when they feek his tage» 

3 Tho' the Lord awhile delay^ 
Succour they at length obtain ; 

He who taught their hearts to pray^^ • 
Will not iet them cry in vain. 

4 Wreftling pray'r can wonders do. 
Bring relief in deepeft ftraits ; 
Pray'r can force a paflage thro^ 
Iron bars and bras&en gates. 

5 Hezekiah on his knees 
Proud Affyria's hoft fubdu'd ; 
And when fmitten with difeafe,^ 
Had his life by pray'r renew'd. 

6 Peter, tho confin'd and chain'd^ r ^ 
Pray'r prevail'd and brought him out^ 
When Elijah pray*d, it rain'd. 

After three long years of drought* 

y We can likewife witnefs bear. 
That the Lord is ftill the fame ; 
Tho' we fear'd he would not hear, 
Suddenly deliverance came. 

8 For 

Hy* 621 O R b I NAN C E S. 231. 

8 For the wonders he has wrought. 
Let us now our praifes give ; 
And by fweet experience taught^ 
OsiW upon him while we live, 

LXIL C ThgSgU^aikl glory of thi'W^dk 

p ^Ti HE Spirit breatbes^upon the wardp. 
-*- And bringft" the truth to fight g 
Precepts and promtfes aiFord' 
A fan&ifying* light. 

%■ A glory glides the facred page,. ^ 
Majeftic like the fuo; 
It gives a light to ev'ry age,. 
It gives, but borrows none, 

3 The hand that gave it ftill fupplies 
The gracious light and heat; 
His truths upoi^ the nations rife. 
They rife but never fet. 

4^ Let everUfting thanks be thine^ 
For fuch a blight difplay. 
As makes a world of darknefs fhine 
With beams of heavenly day. 

5. My foul rejoices to porfue 
The fteps of him 1 love ; 
Till glory breaks upon my view 
la brighter worlds «b«¥C, 



LXIII. Thi word more precious tlumpldm 

1 pRecious Bible ! what a treafure * 
'^ Docs the word of God afford ? 
All I want for life or pleafure, 
fooDandMsD'ciNE, Shield and Swci&D: 

Let the world account me poor. 

Having this 1 need no more, 
ft Food to which the world's a ftranger^ 
Here my hungry foul enjoys ; 
Of excefs their is no danger, 
Tho* it fills, it never cloys : 

On a dying Christ 1 feed. 

He is meat and drink indeed f 

3 When my faith is faint and fickly, ■ 
Or when Satan wounds my mind. 
Cordials to revive me quickly. 
Healing Med'cines here 1 find : 

To the promifes 1 flee. 
Each affords a remedy. 

4 In the hour of dark temptation 
Satan cannot make me yield ; 
Fur the word of confolation 

Is to me a mighty Shield : 

While the fcripture truths are fui^ 
From his malice I'm fecure. 

5 Vain his threats to overcome me. 
When I take the Spirit's SwoRD j 
Then with eafe I drive him from me, 
Satan trembles at the word : 

*Tis a fword for conqueft made. 
Keen the edge, and ilirong the blade. 

6 Shall 

Hy,64. providences. 233 

6 Shall I envy then the mifer, 
Dbating on his golden ftore ? 
Sutc I am, or (hould be wiTer, 
I an Rich» 'tis he is Poor : 

j£sus gives me in .his word. 

Food and Med'cins SHiELoandSwoRD. 

in. P R O V I D E N C E & 

LXlVt On. the commencement of b^JUlities in 

\ nr HE gath'ring clouds, vnth afpedldark, 
* A rifmg ftorm prefage ; 
Oh to be hid within the ark. 
And (helter'd from its rage ! 

2 Sec the commiifion'd angel frown (/)! 

That vial in his hand, 
Fiird with fierce wrath^ is pouring down 
Upon our guilty land ! 

3 Ye faints Unite in wreftling 'pray*r. 

If yet there may be hope;. 
Who knows but mercy yet may fparCi 
Aftd bid the angel ftop {g) i 

4 Already is the plague begun (h)^ 

And fir*d with hoftile rage. 

Brethren, by blood and int'reft one. 

With brethren now engage. 

5 Peace 

(/) Re?. x?i. I. (^) 1 Sun, xxiv. i6. 

{k) Numbers ivi. 46. 


5 £eace fpreads her wings, prepar'd for Slffiit^ 

And war,, with flaming fword^. 
And hafty ftrides draws nigh, to fights 
The battles of the Lord. 

6 The iirft alarm, alas, how few. 

While diftanti feem to hear ! ., 
But they will hear and tremble too^-. 
Whea God (hall fend it .near. 

7 So thunder o'er the diftant hilU^. 

Gives but a murm'ring found ; 
But as the tempeft fpreads, it fillvr> 
And (hakes the welkin (i) round. 

8 Ma^ we, at leaft,. with one confent^. .. 

Fall low before the throne } 
With tears the nation's fins lamenti . ^ 
The churches, and ourx)wn* . ' 

9 The humble fouls who mourn and pra^^ 

The Lord approves and knows'; 
His mark fecures them in the day 
When vengeance ftrike his foes. 

LXV. Confejftan and frayer. Dec. 13: 1776. 

t /^H may the pow'r which melts the rock 
^^ Be felt by all affembled here ! 
Or elfe our ferviqe will but mock 
The God wliom we profefs to fear \ 

2 L0RD» 
(r) FinDiincii^ or Atmofpbeit. 

Mr. 65. PROVIDENCES. 255 

2 Lord, while thy judgments fbake the lafld,. 
Thy people's eyes are fix'd on thcc ! 

We own thy juft uplifted hand» 
Whicli thousands cannot, vill not fce%: 

3 How long haft thou beftow'd thy care 
On this indulg'd ungrateful fpot ; 
While o^hcr nations^ far and near^ 
Have envy'd and admir'd our lot. 

4 Here peac* a^ liberty have dwelt. 
The glorious gbfpel brightly (hone ; 
And oft e^r enemies have felt 

That God- has made our cauft hit own; 

5 But A. I both heaven and earth have hcarf 
Ouir vile requital df hb love I 

We» whbpHike children he has rear*d^ 
Rebels againft his gobdnefi prove {i). 

6 His grace defpis'd, his powVdefy'd^ 
And legions of the blacked crimes^ 
JProianenefs, riot, lull and pride,. 
Are figns that mark the prefent time$» 

7 The Lord difpleas'd, has raised his rod ; 
Ah where are now the faithful few 
Who tremble for the ark of GO0, 

And know what Ifrael ought to do (/) ? 

8 Lord, hear thy people ev-ry where. 
Who meet to mourn, confefs ai>d pray ; 
The nation and thy chur^heft fpare. 
And let thy' wrath oe turn'd away. 


{It) liaUhi. 2« (/} 1 'Ckioo. zii, 3a. 


IJCVJ. Aio S ES and A M A L E K {my 

February 27, 1778^* 
1 XTj^HILE Joihua led the armed bands 
^^ Of li'rael forth to war; 
Mofes apart with lifted hands 
Engag'd in humble pray'r, 
9, The armed bands had quickly fail^ 
And pcrifli'd in the. fight} ' ^ • 
If Mofes* pray'r had not prevail'd . 
To put the foes to flight. 

3 When Mofes' hands Chro . weaknefs c^ropp'di > 
The wartiors fainted too ; 
Ifrael's fuccefs at once was ftopp'd^ ^ 
And Am'lck bolder grew/ 

4. A people, always prone to boaff,\ 
Were taught by this fufpence, 
I'hat not a numerous armed hoft. 
But Goo was their, defence. 

5 We now of fleets and armies vauntf 

And (hips and men prepare. 
But men Irke Moics moft we want^- 
To fave the Itate by prayV. 

6 Yet, Lord, we hope thou haft prepar'd 

A hidden few to-day ; 
(The nation's fecret ftrength and guard) 
To weep, and mourn, and pray. 

7 O hear their pray'rs, and grant us aid^ 

Bid war and difcord ceafe.; 
Heal the iad breach which fin has made. 
And blefs us all with peace. 

Lxvii. rbi 

il^.6j. PROVIDENCES. 237 

LXVir. The. biding place. February lo, V779, 

I OEE the gloomy gathViiig cloifd 
^ Hanging o'er a finful l^tid ! 
Sure the LoRD proclaims aloud, 
Tfmes of trouble are at hand : 
Happy they, who love his name ! 
They (ball always find him near; 
Tho' the earth were wrappM in flame. 
They have no juft caufe for fear. 

1 Hark his voice in accents mild, 
(Oh , how comforting and fWeet j) 
Speaks to every humble child» 
Pointing out a fure retreat ! 
Come, and in my chambers hide {n)^ 
To my faints of old well known 5 
There you fafely may abide. 
Till the florm be overblown. 

3 You have lonly to repofe 

On my wifdom, love, and care ; 

When vxy wrath confumes my foes^ 1 

Mercy (ball my children (pare ; 

While tbey pertih in the flood. 

You that bear my holy mark. (#), 

Sprinkled with atoning blood, 

'Shallow fafe within the ark, 

4 Sinners, fee the ark prepar'd ! 
Hafte to enter while there's room j 
Tho' the Lord his arm has bar'd, 
Aflercy ftill retards your doom c 


(») liaiah nri* io« ify Extk^^Vvim v 


Seek him while there yet is hope. 
Ere the day of grace be paft. 
Left in wrath he give you up. 
And this call fliall prove your laft; ' 

LX VIII. On tin farthq&ke^Stptaaber 8»t775« 

1 A LTHCP on mafly pillara built, . . 
•"^ The earth has lately fhook^ 

It trembles under Britain's guiltj 
Before its Maker's look. 

2 Swift as the Ihock amazement fpreads, j 

Alid finnere tremble too; 
What flight <an fcreen their guilty bead^ 
If earth itfelf porfue. 

3 But mercy fpar'd us while it warn'd. 

The {hock is felt no more ; 
And mercy, now, alafs ! is fcorn'ii 
By finners, as before, 

4 But if thefe warnings prove in vain. 

Say,' finner, can'ft thou tell. 
How foon the earth may quake againy 
And open wide to hell. 

5 Repenf before the Judge draws nigh ; 

Orelfe when he comes down. 
Thou wilt in vain for earthq akes cry» 
To hide thee from his frown (p). 

6 But happy they who love the Lord 

And his ia vacion know; 
The hope that s founded on his word. 
No change can overthrow. 

7 Should 

^^ (p) f<%'f^r>i^\^^ 

Hy. 6.> PROVIDENCES. 139 

7 Shoul^d the deep-rooted hills be hurrd, 
And plungM beneath the feas ; 
And ftrong convulfions fliake the world, 
Your hearts may fcft in peace. 
A Jesus, your Shepherd, Lord, and chief^ 
bhall ihelter ynu from ill ; 
And not a worm or (baking leaf 
. Can move^ but at bis will. 

LXIX, Onihifiri at Olntj. September 22^ 

J ^TTEarted by day with toil and cares, 
^^ How welcome is the peaceful night. 
Sweet deep our wafted ftre^th repairs. 
And fits us for returning IMpt. 

A Yet when our eyes in fleep are closM 
Our reft may break ere well begun i 
To dangers ev'ry hour exposed 
We neither can forefee nor fhun# 

3 'Ti^ of the Lord that we can fleep 
A fingle night without alarms ; 
His eye alone our lives can keep 
Secure amidft a thoufand harms. 

4 For months and years of fafety paft, 
Uugrateful we, alafs ! have been ; 
Tho' patient long, he fpoke at laft> 
And bid the fire rebuke o^ir fin. 

5 Thf (bout of fire ! a dreadful cry, 
Impreft each heart with deep difmay; 
While the fierce blaze and redVina Iky, 
Made midnight wear the face o-^ d»y. 



6 In thy ftrength may we be ftrong. 
Sweeten ev'ry crofs and pain : 
Give us, if we live, ere long 
Ere to meet in pefce again. 

7 Then if thou thy help afford, 
Ebenezcrs (hall be rear'd ; 
And our fouls fhall praife the LoRO^ 
Who our poor petitions heard. 

LXXII. On the death of a believer. 

1 T N vain my fancy ftrivcs to paint 
* The moment after death ^ 
The glories that furround the faints. 

When jijWing up their breath. 

2 One gentlCT%h their fetters breaks. 

We fcarce can fay, " They're gone !" 
Before the willing fpirit takes 
Her manfion near the throne. 

3 Faith ftrives, but all its efforts fail. 

To trace her in her flight : 
No eye can pierce within the vail 
Wftich hides that world of light- 

4 Thus much (and this is all) we know, 

They are completely bleft j 
Have done with fin, and care, and woe, 
And with their Saviour reft. 
ij On harps of gold they praife his name, ' 
His face they always view ; 
Then let us follow' rs be of them^ 
That vyrc may praife him too. 

6 Their 

.Hy.73- PROVIDENCES. 243 

6 Their faith and patience, love and zeal. 

Should make their mem'ry dear; 
And, Lord, do thou the pi;ay'rs fulfil. 
They ofFer'd fbrus heref 

7 While they have gain'd, we lofers are. 

We mifs them day by day ; 
But thou cari'ft ev'ryljreach repair. 
And wipe our tears away. 

8 Wc ppaiy, as in Eliflia'scafe, 

Wten great Elijah went ; 
May double portions of thy grace. 
To us who ftay, be fent. 

IrXXIII. C. On the death ofa mrnijhr. 

1 XJIS Mafter taken froWhis head, 
-*• * Elifha faw him go ; 

And, in defponding accents faid, 
" Ah, what muft ifrael do !" 

2 But he forgot the Lord, who lifts 

The beggar to the throne; 
Nor knew, that all Elijah's gifts 
Would foon l)e made his own. 

2 What ! when a Paul has run his courfe. 
Or when Apollos dies ; 
Is Ifrad left without refource I 
And have we no fupplies ? 

4 Yes, while the dear Redeemer lives. 
We have a boundlefs ftore ; 
And (hall be fed with what he gives^ 
Who liv^s for evermore. 

M z LXXIV. The 


LXXIV. The tolling bell. 

1 (^FT as the bell, with folcmn toll, 
^ Speaks the departure of a foul. 
Let each one afk himfeJf, *< Acn I 
Prepared, fliould I be call'd to die?*' 

2 Only this frail and fleeting breath 
Preferves me from the jaws of death j 
Soon as it fails, at once I'm gone. 
And plung'd into a world unknown. 

3 Then, leaving all I lov'd below^ 
To God's tribunal I muft go ; 

Muft hear the Judge pronounce my fat^ 
And fix my worlafting ftate. 

4 Bat could I bear to hear him (ay, 
'' Depart, accurfed, far away .' 
With Satan, in the loweft hell. 
Thou art for ever doom'd to dwell.** 

5 Lord Jesus ! help me now toflee^ 
And feek my hope alone in thee^ 
Apply thy blood, thy Spirit give. 
Subdue my fin, and let me live. 

6 Then, when the folemn belli hcar^ 
U fav'd from guilt I need not fear; 
Nor would the thought diftrefRng be, 
Perliaps it next may toll for me, 

7 Rather, my fpirit would rejoice. 

And long, and wifli, to hear thy voice; 
Glad when it bids me earth refign. 
Secure of heav'n^ if thou art mine. 

LXXV. H^e 

Hv.76. PROVIDENCES. 245 
LXXV. Hopt beyond the grave. 

1 ]V/[ Y foul, this curious houfe of clay, 
^^^ Thy prefent frail abode, 

Muft quickly fall to Worms a prey. 
And thou return to God. 

2 Can'ft thou, by faith, furvey with joy 

The change before it come ? 
And fay, " Let death this houfe deft^oy, 
I have a heavenly hoirife !" 

3 The Saviour, whom 1 then fball fee 

With new admiring eyes. 
Already has prepar'd for me, 
A manflori in the fktes [a), 

4 I feel this mud-wall'd cottage fiiake, 

And long- to fee it fall; 
That I my willing flight may take 
To him who is my all. 

5 Burden 'd and groaning then no morc^ 

My refcu'd foul (hall fmg, 
As up the {hining path I foar, 
** Death, thou haft loft thy fting." 

6 Dear Saviour help us now to feek^ 

And know thy grace*s pow'rj 
That we may all this language fpeak. 
Before the dying hour. 

LXXVI. There the weary are at reji. 

J- /^Ourage, my foul ! behold the prize 
^^ The Saviour's love provides j 
Eternal life beyond the fkies. 
For all whom here he guides* 

M 3 Th^ ^ 

{a) % Cor, V. X, 


a The wick-cd ceafc from troubling there^ 
The wc^y sltc at reft (^) ; 
Sorrow and fin, and pain and care^ 
No more approach the bleft. 

3 A wicked world, and wicked hearty 

With Satan now are join'd ; 
Each atls a too fuccefsful part 
III harraflhig my mind. 

4 In confIi£l with this threefold troopj 

Ijow wearyjr Lord, am I f 

Did not thy promife bear meup^ 

My foul muft faint and die. 

5 But fighting in my Saviour's ftrengthj, 

Tho' mighty are irjy fees, 
1 fhall a conqu'ror be at length, 
0*er all that can oppofe. 

6 Then why, my foul, complain or fear ^ 

The crown of glory fee ! 
The more I toil and fuffer here, 
7'he fweeter reft will be. 

LXXVIL The day of judgment. 
1 T^AY of judgment, day of w8nders f 
^^ Hark ! the trumpet's awful found. 
Louder than a thoufand thunders. 
Shakes the vaft creation round ! [confound f 
How the fummons will the fmners heart 
a See the Judge our nature wearing. 
Clothed in majefty divine ! 
You who long for his appearing, 
Then (hall fay, This God is mine ! fthinef 
Gracious Saviour, own me in that day lot 

{}) Job iii. X7, 

H/.78. PROVIDENCES. 24^ 

3 At his call the dead awaken. 
Rife to life from earth and fea : 
All the pow'rs of nature fbaken 

By his look, prepare to flee . (of thee! 

Carclefs finner, what will then become 

4 Horrors paft imagination, 

Wfll furprize your trembling heart. 
When you hear your condemnation, 
" Hence, accurfcd wretch, depart I (part!** 
Thou with Satan and his angels, have thy 

5 Fatan, who. now tries to pleafe you. 
Left you timely warning take,. 

When that word is paft. will fcize you. 
Plunge you in the burning lake : (ftake. 
Think, poor finncr, thy eternal all's at 

6 But to thofe who have confefled, 
Lov'd and ferv'd the I^oRO below. ; 
He will fay, " Come riear, ye blefled. 
See the kingdom I beftow : (know." 

You for ever (hall my love and glory 
y Under forrows and reproaches. 

May thi« thought your courage raife ! 
Swiftly God's great day approaches. 
Sighs fhallthen bechang'd to praifq (blaze. 

We ihall triumph when the world is in a 

LXXVni. The day of the Lord (c), 

1 /^ OD with one piercing glance looks thro' 
^^ Creation's wide extended frame 5 
The paft and future in his view. 
And days and ages are the fame (i). 

M 4 2 Sin- 

{x) Book III. Hymn 4. {d) 1 P«t. iii. 8—10, 


2 Sinners, who dare provdce hit hxe^ 
Who on his patience long prefume^. 
And trifle out his day of grace. 
Will find he has a day of doooi. 

3 As pangs the laboring woman feels^ 
Or as me thief, in nrjdnight fleep; 

So conies that day, for which the wheels 
Of time, their ceafelefs motion keep ! 

4 Hark ! from the fky, the trump proclaims- 
J£SU3, the Judge approaching nigh f 
See, the creation wrapt in flames^ 

Firft kindled by his vengeful eye ! 

5 \Vhen thu5 the mountains melt like> wax ; 
V/hen earthy and air, and fca, flu II burn ; 
^Vhen all the frame of nature breaks. 
Poor finner, whither wilt thou turn i 

6 The puny works which feeble men 
Now boaft, or covet, or admire ; 

Their pomp,, and arts, and treafurei,. thefts 
Shall perifh in one common fire. 

7 Loko, fix our hearts and hopes above I 
Since all below to ruin tends; 

Here may we truft, obey, and love. 
And there be found amongft thy friends^. 

LXXIX. Th£ great tribunal {i). 

t tOHN in vifion faw the day 

J When the Judge will haften down;. 
Heaven and earth fhall flee away 
From the terror pf his fj^wn :' 


(0 Rev« kx« 1 1| lu PROVIDENCES. 14^ 

Dead and living, fmall and great^ 
Raifed from the earth and fea ; 
At' his bar {hall hear their fate, . 
What will then become of me? ^' 
2-^Can I b^ar his awful looks ? 
Shall I (land in judgment then, 
When I fee the open'd books, 
Written by the Almighty's pen ? 
If he to remembFance bring, 
And expofe to public view, 
Ev'ry work and fccret thing. 
Ah, my foul, what canft thou do? 

3 When the lift fhall be produced 
Of the talents I enjoyed ; 

Means and mercies, how abus'd ! ' 
Time and ftrength, how mifemploy'd 1 
Confcience then, compelled to read, 
Muft allow the charge is true ; 
Say, my foul, what canft thou plead . 
In that hour, what wilt thou do i , 

4 But the book of life I fee, , 

May my name be written there \ ' 

Then from guilt and danger free, , '; 

Glad ril meet him in the air : 

That's the book I hope^o plead, . 

'Tis thcgofpel open'd wide; 

Lord, I am a wretch indeed I 

I have finn'd, but thou haft dy'd (/}« 

5 Now my foul knows what to do 5 , 
Thus I fhall with boldnefs ftand, 
N^imber'd with the faithful few, 
Qwn'd aiid fav'd, at th]r right band ; 


(/} Kwh viiit 34« 


If thou help a feetle worm 
To believe thy promife now j 
Juftice will at laft confirm 
What thy mercy wrought below. 


LXX X. The eld and new creation. 

1 ^T^HAT was a wonder-working word 

-*- Which could the vaft creation raife t 
Angels, attendant on their Lord (g)\ 
Adfuir'd the plan, and fung his praife. 

2 From what a dark and fliapelcfs mafs. 
All nature fprang at his command I 
Let thexe be light, and ligh^ there was. 
And fun and ftars, and fea and land. 

3 With equal fpeed the earth and feas. 
Their mighty Maker's voice obey'd ; 
He fpake, -and ftrait the plants and trees. 
And birds, and beafts, and man were made. 

4 But man, tho^ lord and crown of all. 
By fin his honor foon defac'd ; 

K\s heart (how altered fince the fall !) 
Is dark, deform'd, and void, and wafte, 

5 The new creation of the foul 

Does now no lefs his pow'r difplay {h) ; 
Than when he form'd the mighty whole^ 
And kinldled darknefs into day. 

6 Tho* 

(f) Job, xxxviii. 7 • {Jo) i.^w/w»€» 


6 Tho' felf-deftroy'd, O Lord, we are. 
Yet let us feel what thou canft do j 
Thy word the ruin can repair. 
And all our hearts create anew. 

LXXXL The book of creation: 

1 npHE book of nature open liesj 

X With much inftruftion ftor'd ; 
But till the Lord anoints our eyes 
We cannot read a word. 

2 Philofophers have por'd in vain, ^<"vw^a. 

And guefs^d, from age to age; /'-^'^A^j; 

For reafon's eye could ne'er attaia y;| SSSy^*' 

To undcrftand a page. ' ^'^rS^ 

3 The' to each ftar they give a name^ 

Its iize and motions teach ; 
The truths which all the ftars proclaim^ 
Their wifdom cannot reach. 

4 With (kill to meafure earth andfea. 

And weigh the fubtle air ; 
They cannot. Lord, difcover thee 
Tho' prefent ev*ry where, 

5 The knowledge of the faints excells 

The wifdom of the fchools ; 
To them hisfccrets God reveals, 
Tho* men account them fools, 

^ To them the fun and ftars on high 
The flow'rs that paint the field (1), 
And all the artlefs birds that fly^ 
Divine inftru^ion yield* 

7 The 

(0 M»tt,ti, ««— »^ 


7 The creatures on their fenfes piefii. 

As witnefies to prove 
Their Saviour's pow'r, and fauthfialneis. 
His providence and iove. 

8 Thus may we fiudy nature's book 

To make us wife indeed ! 
And pity thofe who only look 
At what they cannot read (i)« 

LXXXII. The rainbow. 

i 1117 HEN the fun,. with cheerful beams> 
^^ Smiles upon a lowering fkj j. 
Soon its afped foft'ned feems. 
And a rainbow meets the eye: 

While the Iky remains ferene,. 

This bright arch is never feen. 

2 Thus the Lord's fupporting powV 
B righted: to his faints appears. 
When affliftions threatening hour 
Fills their fky with clouds and fears :. 

He can wonders then perform. 
Paint a rainbow on the fl:orm(/). 

3 All their graces doubly fhine 

When their troubles prefs them fore i? 

And the promifes divine l^e:;. 

Give them joys unknown TPffgre :. 
As the colours of the bov/, * 
To the cloud their brightnefs owe.. 

4 Favor'd John a rainbow faw(/w) 
Circling round the throne above ; 


{») Roml. ao. (/) Cto^ix, 14, («) RcTiiv. 3% 

HY.83. C R E A T I O N. 253 

Hence the faints a< pledge maj; draw 

Of unchanging covenant love : 
Clouds awhile may intervene. 
But the bow will flill be feen. 

LXXXUI. Thunder. 

1 \T17HEN a blade o'erfpreading cloud 
^^ Has darkned all the air ; 

And peals of thunder roaring loud 
Proclaim the tempeft near. 

2 Then guik and fear, the fruits of fin,. ' 

The finner oft perfue ; 
A louder ftorm is heard within. 
And confcience thunders too^ 

3 The law a fiery language fpeaks,. 

His danger he perceives ; 
Like Satan, who his ruin feeks^ 
Ife trembles and believes. 

4 But when the iky ferene appears,. 

And thunders roll no more; 
He foon forgets his vows and fears^ 
Juft as he did before. 

5 But wither (hall tlie finner flee. 

When nature's mighty frame, > 
The ponderous earth, and air, and iea(«} 
Shall all diifolve in flame I 

6 Amazing day ! it comes apace ! 

The Judge is hafting down I 
Will finners bear to fee his face, 
Of ftand before his frowA. 

7 LORD^ 
(«} a Petvriti, lo. 


7 Lord, let thy mercy find a way 

To touch each ftubborn heart 5 
That they may never hear thee fay, 
** Ye curfed ones depart." 

8 Believers you may well rejoice ! 

The thunders loudeft ftrains 
Should be to you a welcome voice. 
That tells you, " Jesus reigns !** 

LXXXIV. Lightning in the night • 

' A Glance from heav'n, with fweetefFeft; 
-^^ Sometimes my penfive fpirit cheers 
But, ere I can my thoughts colleft. 
As fuddenly it difappears. 

2 So light'ning in the gloom of night. 
Affords a momentary day j 
Difclofing objefts full in fight. 
Which foon as feen, are fnatch'd away. 

3 Ah ! what avail thefe pleafing fcenes ! 
They do but aggravate my pain ; 
While darknefs quickly intervenes. 
And fwallows up my joys again* 

,4 But fliall I murmur at relief? 

Tho' ibort, it was a precious view; 
Seitt to controul my unbelief. 
And prove that what I read is true. 

5 The light'nings flafli did not create 
The op'ning profpefl: it reveal'd ; 
But only fhew'd the real ftate 
0£H(hdX the darknefs had conceaPd, 

6 Jutt 

Hy,85. creation. 25s 

6 Juft {o^ we by a glimpfe difcern 
The glorious things within the vail ; 
That when in darknefs, we may learn 
To live by faith, till light prevail. 

7 The Lord's great day will foon advance^ 
Difperfing all the (hades of night ; 
Then we nomorafliall need a glance. 
But fee by an eternal Light. 

LXXXV. On the eclipfe of the moon. 
July 30, 1776. 

! 'TpHE moon in filver glory fhone, 
^ And not a cloud in fight ; 
When fuddenly a ifaade begun 
To intercept her light. 

2 How faft a crofs her orb it fpread. 

How faft her light withdrew ! 
A circle, ting'd with languid red. 
Was all appear'd in view. 

3 While many with unmeaning eye 

Gaze on thy works in vain ; 
Affift me. Lord, that I may try 
Liflrudion to obtain. 

). Fain would my thankful heart and lipi 
Unite in praife to thee ; 
And meditate on thy eclipfe. 
In fad Gethfemane. 

J Thy peoples guilt, a heavy load ; 
(When ftanding in their room) 
Dcpriv'd thee of the light of GaD, 
. iWid £ird thy foul with gloom • 

6 How 

as6 e R E A T I O N. BkII. 

6 How punfiually cclipfes mov^, 

Obedient to thy will ! 
Thus (ball thy faithfulnefs and love, 
Thy promifes fulfill. 

7 D^k, like the moon without the fun^ 

I mourn thine abfence. Lord ! 
For light or comfort I have none^ 
But what thy beams afford. 

8 But low ! the hour draws near apace, 

When changes (hall be o'er ; . 
Then I fhall fee thee face to face. 
And be eclipsed no more. 

LXXXVI. Moonlight. 

S ^TpHE moon has but a borrowed light, 
•*- A faint and feeble ray ; 
She owes her beiauty to the night. 
And hides herfelf by day. 

2 No cheering warmth her beam cwiveys 

Tho' pleafing to behold ; 
We might upon her brightnefs gaze 
Till we were ftarv'd with cold. 

3 Juft fuch is all the light to man 

Which reafon can impart ; 

It cannot fhew one objedl plain. 

Nor warm the frozen heart. 

4 Thus moon-light views of truth diving 

To many fatal prove ; 
For what avail in gifts to fliine(/^ 
Without a fpark of love ! 

5 Ti4 

Hy.87. C R E a T I O N> 257 

5 The ftofpel, like the fun at noon. 

Affords a glorious light ; 
Then fallen reafons boafted moon 
Appears no longer bright. 

6 And grace, not light alone, beflows^. 

But adds a quickning pow'r; 
The dcfart bloflbms like the rofe{^) 
And fln prevails no more* 

LXXXVII. Tbefea{r)., 

1 1 F for a time the air be calm, 

^ Serene and fmooth the fea appearis;- 
And {hews no danger to alarm 
The unex^icncM lajidfn)an*8 fears- 

a But if the tcmpeft once axifc, 
The faithlefs water fwells and raves ; 
Its billows, foaming to the fkies,. 
Difclofe a thoufand threat'ning graves*. 

3 My untryM heart thus feemM to mC), 
(So Kttlc of myfelf I knew) 
Smooth as the calm unruffled fea^ 
But ah ! it prov*d as treachVpuitool' 

4 The peace, of which I had a tafte. 
When JjBsus firft his lov« reveal'd j: 
I fondly hop'd would always laft, 
Becaufe my foes were then concealed; 

5 But when I felt the tempter's pow'r 
Roufe my corruptions from their flcep;. 
I trembled at the ftormy hour. 

And faw the horrors of the deep. 

6 N^Vf 
(f) Ifidah Xxxf • t. [t) Book h Hymn 115, 


6 Now, on prefumption's billows borne. 
My fpirit feem'd the Lord to dare; 
Now, quick as thought, a fudden turn 
Plung'd me in gulphs of black defpair.- 

7 Lord, fave me, or I fink, I pray'd. 
He heard, and bid the tempeft ceafe; 
The angry waves his word obey'dj 
And all my fears were hufti'd to peace* 

8 The peace is his, and not my own, 
1^ My heart (no better than before) 

Is ftill to dreadful changes prone,. 
Then let me never truft it more. 

LXXXVIII. Theflood. 

) *TpHO' fmill the drops of falling raiit> ' ' 
X If one be fihgly view'd ; 
Coileaed, they o'erfpread the plain^ 
And form a mighty flood. 
1 The houfe it meets with in its courfe. 
Should not be built on clay ; 
Left, with a wild refiftlefs force. 
It fweep the whole away. 

3 Tho' for awhile it feem'd fccure; 

It will not bear the fhock ; 
Unlefe it has foundations fure. 
And ftands upon a rock. 

4 Thus finners think their evil deeds. 

Like drops of rain, are fmall ; 
But it the pow'r of thought exceeds. 
To count the fum of all. 

5 One 

Hy. 89V CREATION. 259 

5 One fin can raife, tho' fmall it feems, 

A flood to drown the foul ; 
What then, when countlefs million ftreami 
Shall join, to fweli tht whole. 

6 Yet, while they think the weather fair. 

If warn'd, they fmile or frown ; 
But they will tremble and defpair. 
When the fierce flood comes down ! 

7 Oh ! then on Jesus ground your hope. 

That ftone in Zion laid [s) -, 
Left your poor building quickly drop^. 
With ruin, on your head. 

LXXXIX. The thaw. 

1 ^HE ice and fnow we lately faw^ 

-*' Which cover'd all the ground| 
Are melted foon before the thaw. 
And can no more be found*. 

2 Could all the heart of man fufEce 

To move away the fnow. 
To clear the rivers from the ice,. 
Or make the waters flow ? 

3 No, 'tis the work of God alone; 

An emblem of the pow'r 
By which he melts the heart of fione^- 
In his appointed hour. 

4 All outward means, till he appears. 

Will ineflFe£tual prove 5 
Tho' much the finner fees and bears^ 
He cannot learn to love. 

S But 

(i} Matt, yli, 24. 1 Peter li. 6. 


5 But let the ftouteft finner feel 

The foft'ning warmth of grace ; 
Tho* hard as ice, or rocks, or ftcel. 
His heart diflblves apace. 

6 Seeing the blood which Jesus fpilt. 

To (s^vc his foul from woe. 
His hatred, unbelief, and guilt. 

All melt away like fnow.^ 
J Jesus, we in thy name intreat, 

Reveal thy gracious arm ; 
And grant thy Spirit's kindly heat. 

Our frozen hearts to warm. 

XCL Th& load/iani;, 

I A S needles point towards the pole, 
-^^ When touch 'd by the magnetic ftont ^ 
So faith in Jfisus, gives the foul 
A tendency before unknown. - 

a Till then, by blinded paffions ied. 
In fearch of fancy'd good we range;- ' 
The paths of difappointmcat tread. 
To nothing fiic'd, but love of change* 

3 But when the Holy Ghoft imparts 
A knowledge of the Saviour's love ; 
Our wand'ring, weary, reftlefs hearts^ 
Are fix'd at once, no more to move, 

4 Now a new principle takes place. 
Which guides and animates the will ; 
This love, another name for grace, 
•Conflrains to good^ and bars from ill. 

5 By 

HY.go. CREATION. 261 

•5 By love's pure light we foon perceive 
Our nobleft blifs and proper end.; 
And gladly ev'ry idol leave, 
To love and ferve pur Lord and Friend. 

■6 Thus borne along by faith and hopr. 
We feel the Saviour's words are true 5 
«< Andl, if I be lifted up («), 
Will draw the finner upward too." 

XCI. Ihefpider and iie. 

.1 /^N the fame flow'r we often fee 
V>/ The lothfome fpider and the bee^ 
But what .they get by working there. 
Is dilPrent as their natures are. 

jt The bee a fweet reward obtains. 
And honey well repays his pains ; 
Home to the hive he bears the ftore. 
And then returns in queft of more. 

^3 But no fwect flow'rs that grace the field. 
Can honey to the fpider yield -s 
A cobweb all that he can fpin. 
And poifon all he ftores within. 

4 Thus in that facred field the word, 
With flow'rs of God's own planting ftor'd. 
Like bees his children feed and thrive, 
Ahd bring home honey to the hive. 

5 There, fpider-lifce, the wicked come. 
And feem to tafte the fweet perfume j 
But the vile venom of their hearts, 

. To poifon ail their food converts* 

6 From 


6 From the fame truths believers prize^ 
They weave vain refuges of lies ; 
And from the promife licenfe draw. 
To trifle with the holy law ! 

7 Lord, (hall thy word of life and love. 
The means of death to numbers prove \ 
Unlefs thy grace our hearts renew (;tf). 
We fink to hell, with heav'n in view* 

XCII. The bee faved from the fpider. 

1 ^TpHE fubtk fpider often weaves 

JL His unfufpe£led fnares. 
Among the balmy flow'rs and leaves. 
To which the bee repairs. 

2 When in his web he fees one hang. 

With a malicious joy, 
He darts upon it with his fang. 
To poifon and deftroy. 

3 How welcome then, fome pitying frienil» 

To fave th^e threat'ned beef 
The fpider's trcach'rous web to rend^ 
And fet the captive free ! 

4 My foul has been in fuch a cafe. 

When firft I knew the Lord, • 
I haded to the means of grace. 
Where fweets I knew were ftor'd« 

5 Little I thought of danger near. 

That foon my joys would ebb ; 
But ah ! I met a fpider there. 
Who caught me in his web. , 

6 Then ' 


Hv^3. C R E A T I O N. 2*3 

6 Then Satari. rais'd his pois'nous fting. 

And aim'd.his blows at nje ; 
While I, ypoQt- helplefs trembliag thing. 
Could jieither fight nor flee. 

7 But oh ! the Saviour's pitying eye 
4 Reliev'd me from defpair ; 

He faw me at the point to die 
And broke the fatal fnare. 

8 My cafe his heedlefs faints fhould warn. 

Or cheer them \f afraid ; 
May- you from me your danger learn> 
And where to look for aid. 

XCIII. The tamed lion. 

r A Lion, tho' by nature wild, 
■^^ The art of man can tame ; 
He ftands before his keeper, miJd, 
And gentle as a lamb. 

2 He watches, with fubmliEvc eye. 

The hand that gives him food | 
As if he meant to teftify 
A fenfe of gratitude, 

3 But man himfelf, who thus fubdues^ 

The fierceft beafts of prey ; 
A nature, more unfeeling ihews. 
And far more fierce than they. 

4 T'lO* by the Lord preferv'd and fed, 

He proves rebellious ftill ; 
And while he eats his Maker's bread, 
R^fifts his holy will* 


5 Alike in vain, of grace that faves. 

Or threatening Jaw he hears 5 
The fairage fcorns, hlafphemes, and raves. 
But neither loves nor fears. 

6 O Saviour ! how thy wond'rous pow'r 

By angels is proclaim^ ! 
When in thine own appointed hour. 
They fee this lion tam'd. 

7 The love thy bleeding crofs difplays. 

The hardeft heart fubdues ; 
Here furious lions while they gaze. 
Their rage and fiercenefs lofe (jr)« 

:8 Yet we are but renew'd in part 
The lion ftill remains ; 
Lord, drive him whoUy from my hearty 
Or keep him fafi: in chains. 

XCIV. Sheep. 

1 T^HE Saviour calls his people fheep, 

JL And bids them on bis love rely ; 
For he alone their fouls can keep. 
And he alone their wants fupply. 

2 The bull can fight, the hare can flee. 
The ant, in fummer, food prepare ; 
But helplefs (heap, and fuch are we. 
Depend upon the Shepherd's care. 

3 Jehovah is our Shepherd's name (z). 
Then what have we, tho' weak, to fear J 
Our fin and folly we proclaim. 

If we defpend while he is near. 

4 When 

^ If) ICuAh Yi, €. (s) pralm xiiii, i. 


Hr. 95. CREATION. ^65 

J. When Satan threatens to devour. 
When troubles prefs on ev'ry fide ; 
Think of our Shepherd's care and pow*f. 
He can defend, he will provide, 

5 See the rich paftures of his grace. 
Where, in full ftreams, falvation flowsl 
There he appoints our refting place. 
And we may feed, fee u re from foes. 

6 There, 'midft the flock, the Shepherd dwelhj 
,The (heep around in fafety lie ; 

The wolf, in vain, with malice fwelh. 
For he proteds them with his eye (^). 
J Dear Lord, if I am one of thine. 

From anxious thoughts 1 would be (leei 
Totruit, and love, and praife, is aiine^ 
The Care of ail belongs to thee. 

XCV. The^arden. 

J A Garden contemplation fuits, 
^* And may inftru<5lion yield. 
Sweeter than all the flow'rs and fruits 
With which the fpot is fili'd* 

% Eden was Adam's dwelling-^lace. 
While bleft with innocence; 
But fin o'erwhflm'd him with difgracc. 
And drove the rebel thence. 

o Oft as the garden- walk we tread 5 
We fhould bemoan his fall ; 
The trefpafs of our legal head 
In ruin plung'd us alK 

N 4 The 

(tf ) Micah T, 4, 

a66 C R E AT I ON. Bk.II. 

4 The garden of Gethfemanc, 

The fecond A J am faw, 
Opprefs'd with woe, to fet us free 
From the avenging law. 

5 How ftupid we, who can forget. 

With gardens in our fiiiht. 
His agonies and bloody Tweat^ 
In that tremendous night ! 

6 Ifis church as a fair, garden ftands. 

Which wails of love incofe j 
Each tree is planted by his hand (*), 
And by his bleffing grows, 

y Believing hearts are gardens too. 
For grace has fown its feeds ; 
•Where once, by nature, nothing gretr 
But thorns and worthiefs weeds. 

£ Such themes to thofe who Jesus love. 
May conftant joys afford ; 
And make a barren defart prove 
The garden of the Lorb. 

XCVI. For a gar Jen feat y or fummer^houfi. 

% j\ Shelter from the rain or wind (r), 
**• A (hade from fcorching heat j 
A refting place you here may hnd, 
To eafe your weary feet. 

3 Enter but with a ferious thought, 
Confider who is near ! 
This is a confecrated fpot. 
The Lord is prefent here ! 


Hy.97* CREATION. 267 

3 A queftion of the utmoft weight. 

While reading, meets your eye ; 
May confcience witnefs to yourftate^ 
And give a true reply ! 

4 Is Jesus to your heart reveal'd. 

As full of truth and grace ? 
And is his name your hope and fliield^' 
Your reft and hiding place ? 

5 Iffo, for all events prepar'd. 

Whatever ftorms may rife. 
He, whom you love, will fafely guard. 
And guide you to the flcies. 

6 No burning fun, or ftorm, or rain. 

Will there ^our peace annoy ; 
No fin, temptation, grief, or pain. 

Intrude to damp your joy. 
*] But if his name you have not known. 

Oh, feeic him while you may ! 
Left you fliould meet his awful frown. 

In that approaching day. 
.S When the avenging Judge you fee. 

With terrors on his brow ; 
Where can you hide, or whither flee. 

If you rejedl him now? 

XCVII. The creatures in the LordV hands. 

J 'TpHE water ftood like walls of brafs, 
* To let the f )ns of Ifrael pafs (i). 
And from the rock in rivers burft (/)^ 
At Mofes' prayer to quench their thirft, 

N 2 a TV^^ 

(4) ttod, ilf, aat (e^ t^um>a. tt% \^x 


2 The fire reftrain'd by God's commands. 
Could only burn his people's bands (/), 
Too faint, when he. was with them there. 
To finge their garments or their hair. 

3 At Daniel's feet the lions lay (g) 

Like harmlefs lambs, nor touch'd their prey. 
And ravens, which on carrion fed, 
Procur'd Elijah flefli and bread. 
j^ Thus creatures only can fulfill 
Their great Creator's holy will ; 
And when his ftrvants need their aic^. 
His purpofes muft be obey'd. 

5 So if his bleffing herefufe. 

Their pow'r to help they quickly lofe. 
Sure as on creatures we depend. 
Our hopes in d.fappointment end. 

6 Then let us truft the Lord alone. 
And creaturc-cunfidence difown. 
Nor if they threaten need we fear. 
They cannot hurt if he oe near. 

y If inftruments of pain they provci 
Still they are guided by his love; 
As lancets by the furgeon's fkiU, 
Which wound to cure, and not to kill, 

XCVIII. On dreaming. 

1 \717HEN flumber feals our weary cycs^ 
^^ Thebufy fancy wakeful keeps 5 
The fcene*^ which then before u^ rile. 
Prove, fometning in us never fleeps. 

t As 

f/) Daaielii*. i7« (i^\>%a«XV\.i.v 

Hy.99' CREATION. ^6^ 

"2 As in another world we feem, 
.A new creation of our own ; 
All appears real, tho' a dream, 
And all familiar, tho' unknown* 

3 Sometimes the mind beholds again 
The paft day's bus'ncfs in review j 
Refumes the pleafure or the pain. 
And fometimes all we meet is new. 

4 What fchemes we form, what pains we take I 
We ffght, we run, we fl\^, we fall j 

But all is ended when we wake. 
We fcarcely then a trace recall, 

5 But tho' our .dreams are often wild. 
Like clouds before the driving ftorm ; 
Yet feme important may be ftil'd. 
Sent to admonifti or inform, 

a What nwghty agents have accefs, 

What friends from heav'n, or foes from hell. 
Our minds to comfort or diftrcfs. 
When we are fleeping, who can tell ? 

7 One thing, at leaft, and 'tis enough. 
We learn from this furprifing fadb j 
Our dreams afford fu-fficient proof. 
The foul. Without the flefti, can aft. 

8 This life, which mortals fo efieem, 
1 hat many choofe it for their all. 
They will confefs, u^a« but a dream 
When 'waken'd by death's awYul call. 

XCIX. Tbf world. 
I CEE, the world for youth prepares, 
^ Harlot like, her gaudy fnares ! 

N 2 Plea- 


Pleafures round her feem to wait^ 
But 'tis all a painted cheat, 

a Rafh and unfufpeftirig youth 

Thinks to find thee always fmooth> 
Always kind , till better taught. 
By experience dearly bought. 

3 So the calm, but faithlefs fea, 

( Lively emblem, world, of thee ) 
Tempts the fhcpherd from the ihore^ 
Foreign regions to explore, 

4 While no wrinkled wave is feen. 
While the fky remains ferene ; 

Fiird with hopes, and golden fchemes^ 
Of a ftorm he little dreams. 

5 But ere long the tempeft raves. 
Then he trembles at the waves; 
Wifhes then he had been wife. 
But too late — he finks and dies* 

6 Haplefs thus, are they, vain world^ 
Soon on rocks of ruin hurl'd ; 
Who admiring thee, untry'd. 
Court thy pleafure, wealth or pride#- 

y Such a fhipwreck had been mine. 
Had not Jesus (Name Divine ! ) 
Sav'd me with a mighty hand. 
And reftor'd my foul to land. 

8 Now, with gratitude I raife 
Ebenezers to his praife ; 
Now my rafh purfuits are o'er, 
I can truft thee, world, no more* 


Ut. 100. CREATION. 271 

C. The inchantment dijfolved. 

t, "DLinded in youth by Satan's arts, 
■*^ The world to our unpradlis'd hearts^ 

A flatt'ring profpedt (hows j 
Our fancy forms a thoufand Ichemes 
Of gay delights, and golden dreams. 

And undifturb'd repofe. 

2 So in the defert's dreary wafte. 
By magic pow'r produced in hafte, 

(As ancient fables fay) 
Caftles, and groves, and mufic fweetj 
The fenfes of the traveller meet. 

And ftop him in his way. 

3 But while he liftens with furprize. 
The charm diflblves, the vifion dies, 

'Twas but inchanted ground; 
Thus if the Lord our fpirit touch. 
The world, which promised us fo mucb^ 

A wildernefs is found. 

4 At firfl: we ftart, and feel diftrefs'd, 
Convinc'd we never can have reft. 

In fuch a wretched place ; 
But he whofe mercy breaks the charm^ 
Reveals his own almighty arm, 

And bids us feek his face. 

45 Then we begin to live indeed. 

When from our fin and bondage freed. 

By this beloved Friend ; 
We follow him from day to day, ^ 

Affur'd of grace thro' all the way. 
And glory at the end. 


C 272 J 






According to the Order and Subjcft 
of the Hymns. 

1. S E AS O N S. 

Kc««'-yeac& hymns Hvmn 

Time howr fw fr f — i 
Time Jww ihori ! — 
Unce tainty of life -— 
A newv years thought 

an^ pray6r — -— 
Death and v^ar — — 
Bartbly profpe^s de. 
. c«-.tful — — — 6 
Bef<MT annual fernnons 

Prayer for a. blefling"— 7 
Another — ■ ■ 8 

AnotbtT — I 9 

Caftng th<* gofpel nee lo 
Pieiadiag for and w th 

y^uth -< ■ II 

Prayer tcr children — 12 

- The Shunamite •— 13 

Hijah*i prayer ■ ■■ 14 

Preaching to the dry 

bones — - -<^ 15 





The rod of Mofcf -^ 


God fpeaktng from 

mount Zion — — 


Prayer for power on the 


Elijah's mantle— — 


After annual fermont 

David's charge to 

Sblrmon — — 


The Lord's call to hit 

children — • — 


The prayer of Jabcz — 


Waiting at wifdom't 


Afking the wVy to 

Zion ^— — 


We were Pharaoh'i 

bondmen — -• 


Travelling in birth for 

fo^j — 





We arcambaffadorsfor 

Chrift — — — 27 

Paul's farewel charge 28 

How rtiall 1 put thee 

among the children ? 20 

Winter — — — 30 

Waiting for fpring -^ 31 

Spring — — — — 32 

Another "^ "• "" 33 

Summer ftorms "— — 34 

Hay-time — "- "- 35 

Harveft 36 


Praife for the incarnation 37 

Jehovah Jefus — — - 38 

Man honoured above 

tngels — — — jq 

Saturday evening — — 40 

Clofe of the year, Ehencaer 41 

Another -^ "* -— 42 

Opening a place for focial 

prayer— 43 

The Lord's day — — 4,; 
Cofpel privileges — 4, 
Another — — — 4^ 
Praife for thei' continuance u 
A famine of the word, — • 4y 
Priyer for minilVers — -- 50 
Prayer for a revival — 5 , 
Hop'ng for a revival — 52 

Sacramental Hymns. 
Welcome to tl-e table ■— 5 j 

Chrii) crucified — — 


Jefus having [o ftiffer — ^^ 

It it good to be here — 55 

Looking at the crofs — 57 

Supplifi lA the wUderncIii 5^ 

Communion with faints in 

glory — _ «. M 


Rxhortation to prayer — 60 
Power of praver •— i 61 

Light and gloiy of the word 6x 
W^rd moie precioui than 

gold —I— — — 63 

On thccommeruement of 

hoft iities ■— — 64 

Fast-Day Hymns. 

Confellion and prayer 65 

MofevandAmalek — A 

The h d>ng place — 6^ 

On the earthquake, I775, 6S 

Fire at Olney, 1777 — 69 

Welcome to chriftian 

fiends — — 70 
At parting — — — 71 

Funeral Hymmi. 
On the c'eith of a believer 71 
Death of a minifter — 73 
The tolling bell — "^ 74 
Hope beyond the grave 75 
There the weary are at 

reft 76 

The day of jvtigment — « 77 
The day of the Lord — 7S 
The ?n»at tribanal — 79 

The cid and new creation So 
Book of creation — . — . Sx 
The ra nbow — • — 8x 

Thunder — Sj 

Lightening in the night 84 

Ecclipie of the moon, 1776 85 

I MfOB, 

A T A B L 1? &ۥ 



Moon.tigbt — — 86 

Thcfai — 87 

Theflood — — — 88 
The thtw — — -- 89 
Tbeloadftone — — 90 
Spider aad bee — — 91 
Bee (a^ed from the fpider 92 
The tamed lion — •— 93 
Sheep -.*-••- — 94 

IV. creation; 

The garden — •— 95 
For- a garden-rfeat, or 

fommer-houfe — 96 
Creatures in the Lord*i 

hands ^^ — — gj^ 
On dreaming -mm mmm ^% 
The world — — .. 9^ 
The inchanttnent dif- 

folved — — ■• jQQ 



BOOK m. 

On the Rife^ Progrefs^ Changes^ and 
Comforts of the Spiritual Life^ 

(Under the following Heads) 

I. Solemn Addredes to Sinners. 

II. Seeking, Pleading, Hop- 


III. Conflia. 

IV. Comfort. 

V. Dedicatioa and Surrender. 

VI. Cautiont. 

VII. Praife. 

VIII. Short Hymni. 
Before Sermon* 
After Sermon. 
Gloria Patria* 

I. Solenrin Addreffes to Sinners^ 


I ^\T O words can declare^ 
X\ No fancy can paint. 
What rage and defpair, 
What hopelefs complaint* 
Fill Satan's dark dwelling. 
The prifon beneath j 
What weeping and yelling^ 
And gnafhing of teetb 1 



. 2 Yetfinners will choofe 
This dreadful Abode, 
Each madly purfues 
The dangerous road ; 
Tho' God give them ^yarning; ^ 

They onward will go. 
They anfwer with fcorning» 
And rufh upon woe. 

3 How fad to behold 

The rich and the poor. 

The young and the old^, 
" All blindly fecure ! ' -^ • 

. Aiipoftingto ruin, 

S.i^uiing to ftop ; 

Alf ! think what you're doirtg^ 

While yet there is hope f t. 

^ 4 How weak is your hand, 
To fight with the Lord ! 
How can you withftand 
The edge of his fword ?' 
What hope of efcaping 
, For thofe who oppofe. 
When hell is wide gaping; 
To fwalJow his foes ! 
5 How oft have you dar'd 

The Lord to his face ! j 

Yet fti!l you are fpar'd 

To hear of his grace j 

Ob'pray for repentance 

And life-giving faith. 

Before thejuft fentencc 

ConfigA you to death. 



Hy. 2. T O S I N N E ILS; ^n 

6 It is not too late 
To Jesus to flee. 
His mercy is great, 
His pardon is free ! 
His blood has fuch virtue 
For all that believe. 
That nothing can hurt youj 
If him you receive, 

II. Alarm* 

^ CTOP, poorfmner! flop and thinly 
^ Before you farther go ! • 
Will' you fport upon the brink 
Of everlafting woe ? 
Once again I charge you, ftop !' 
For, unlefs you warning take. 
Ere you are aware, you drop 
Into the burning lake ! 
% Say, have you an arm like God, 
That you his will oppofe ? 
Fear you not that iron rod ^ 

With which he breaks his foes ? 
Can you {land in that dread day. 
When he judgment (hall proclaim. 
And the earth fliall melt away 
Like wax before the flame ? 
^ Palefac'd death will quickly comc 
I o drag you to his bar ; 
Then to hear your awful dooBSfp|i|; 
Will fill you with defpair: ' 

^All your fins will round you crowd. 
Sins of 9 blood-crimfgn dye ^ 



: «;«. TO SINNERS. Bk-HI. 
£ach«for vengeance crying loud. 
And what can you reply? 
i| Tho' your heart be made of fteel. 
Your forehead lin'd with brafs» 
,GoD at length will make tou feel^ 
He will not let you pafs : 
Sinners then in vain will call) 

iTho* they now defpife his grace) 
Locks and mountains on us fall (/), 
/\nd hide us from his face. 
^ But as yet there is a hope 

You may his mercy know; 
Tho' his arm is iitted up. 
He ftill forbears the blow : 
•Twas for finners Jesus dy'd,, 
Sinners he invites to come ; 
!None who come fhall be deny*d. 

He iays, '' There ftiil is room (^).'* 

III. . IVi were once as you are. 

t -C HALL men pretend to pleafure 
O Who never knew the LoRDf 
Can all the worldling's t.eafure 

Tru^ peace of mind afford I 
They (hali obtain this jewel 

In what their hearts defire. 
When they by ad ing fuel 

Can quench the flame offircw 
2 Till you can bid the occau. 

When furious tempefts roar (/) 
Forget its woiued iiiotion, 

And rage, and fwell no ttiort : 

.Hy.4. to sinners. 279 

In vain your expeSation 
^ To find content in fin ; 

Or freedom trom vexation, 
^ While paffions reign within. 

•"f 3 Come turn your thoughts to Jesus^ 
^^ If you would gapd poflTefsj 

• *Tis he alone that frees us 

From guilt, and from diftrefs : 
^[ When he by faith is prefent* 
;» The finners troubles ccafe j 

His ways are truly pleafant 
And all his paths are peace. 
^ Our time in fin we wafted. 
And fed upon the wind j 
I/ntil his love we tafted, 

No comfort could we find : 
But now we ftand to witnefs 

His pow'r and grace to you 9 
May you perceive its fitnefs 
■' And call upon him too ! 

5 Our pleafure and our duty, 
Tho' oppofite before ; 
Since we have feen his beauty. 
Are join'd to part no more : 
It is our higheft pleafure, 

No lefs than duty's call ; 
^o love him beyond meafure^ 
And ferve him With our all. 

IV. Prepare to meet God; 
1 CINNER, thou art ftll fecure? 
^ Wilt thou ftill rcfufc to pray? 
, Can 

^So T a S I N N E R S. Bk.IH 

Can thy heart or hands endure 
In the Lord's avenging day ? ^ 
See, his mighty iirm is bar'd ! 
Awful terrors clothe his brow F 
For his judgment (land prepared, . 
Thott muft either break or bow* 
2 At his orefence nature^fhakes,. 
Earth affrighted haftcs to fleej 
Solid mountains melt like wax. 
What will then become of thee?* 
Who his advent may abided 
You that glory in your fhamc. 
Will you find a place to hide 
When the world is wrapt in flame ? 
' 15 Then the rich, the great, the wife, , 
Trembling, g'jiJty, felfcondemffd; 
Muft behold the wrathful eyes 
Of the Judge they once blafphem'd : 
Where are now their haughty look-s 
Oh their horror and defpair 1 
When they fee the open'd books. 
And their dreadf .1 fentence hear ! 
4. Lord, prepare us by thy grace ! 
Soon we muft refign our breath j ^ 
And our fouls be cali'd, to pafs 
~ Thro' tne iron jjate of death : 
Let us now out day improve, 
Liften to the gofpel voice ; 
Seek the things that are above. 
Scorn the world's pretended jirys. 
5 Oh ! when flcfti and heart (hall fail 
Let thy love our fpirits cheer, 


Hy.s. to sinners. 281 
Strength'ned thus we fliall prevail 
Over Satan, fin, and fear : 
Trufting in thy precio'is name. 
May we thu¥ our journey end 5 
Then our foes flia^l loofe their aim. 
And the Judge will be our Friend, 

V. Invitation, 

1 OINNERS, hear the Saviour's call^ 
"^ He now is paffing by ;. 

He has feen thy grievous thrall,. 
And heard thy mournful cry. 
He has pardons to impart, 
Grace to fave thee from thy fears,. 
See the love that fills his heart. 
And wipe away thy tears., 

2 Why art thou afraid to come 

And tell him all thy cafe I 
He will not pronounce thy doom,' 
Nor frown thee from his face:. 
Wilt thou fear Emmanuel ? 
Wilt thou dread the Lamb of GbD> 
Who, to fave thy foul from hell. 
Has fhed his precious blood i 
^ Think, how on the crofs he hung 

Pierc'd with a thoufand wounds t 
Hark, from each as with a tongue 
The voice of pardon founds! 
See, from all his burftjng veins. 
Blood of wond'rous virtue, flow ! 
Shed to walh away thy ftains. 
And rafom thee from woc# 


>Sa S £ £ K I N Gf dec. Sk JtK 

4 Thb* his majcfty be grait, ^ 

His mercy is no lefs ; 
Tho* he thy tranfgreffions hate^, .. 

He feels for thy diftrefs : 
By himfelf the Lord has fworn. 
He delights not in thy death(») ^ 
But invites thee to return. 

That thou mayft live by faith. , 

5 Raife thy downcaft eyes and fee 

What throngs his throne furround 9 
Thefe, tho' finners once like thee. 

Have full falvation found : 
Yield not then to unbelief ! 
While he fays, « There yet is roomfT 
Tho' of finners thou art chief. 

Since Jfisus calls thee, come* 

S I M I L A R H Y M N St 

Book L Hymn 75, gr. 

Book II. Hymn J, 2, 3, 4, 6, 35, 77, 78, 83# 


JL Seeking, Pleading, and Hopingi 
VI. S^^ burdened firmer % 


H, what can I do. 
Or where be fecure ! 
If Juftice purfue 
>Vhat heart can endure I 


r («} Bsekid xzxiii. ix» 

[y.6. S E E K I N G, &c. aSj 

The heart breaks afunder, 
Tho' hard as a ftone. 
When God fpe^ks in thunder^ 
And makes himfelf known. 

2 With terror I read 
My fins heavy fcore. 
The number exceeds 
The fahds on the fliore j 
Giiilt makes me unable 
To ftand or to flee. 

So Cain murder'd Abel> 
And trembled like me* 

3 Each fin, like his bloody 
W-ith a terrible cry. 
Calls loudly on God 
To ftrike from on high: 
Nor can my repentance 
Extorted by fear, 
Reverfe the juft fentenCCj^ 
'Tisjuft, tho' feve^e. 

4 The cafe is too plain, - 
I have my own choice 5 
Again, and again, 

I flighted his voice; 

Hi$ warnings ncglcfied. 

His patience abus'tl, 

his gofpel reje<ftedj 

His mercy relus'd, , 

5 And muft I then go. 
For ever to dwell 

In torments and woe 

With devils in fccU I A 

^ S;£ E KlVfGi> ttc, 'S«aH; 

4 Tlio* hiinmjtfty be grtfiit, .;? 
His mercy is no lefs ; 
Tho* he thy tranfgreffions hate^, .- 
He feels for thy diftrefs : 
By himfelf the Lord has fworn» 
He delights not in thy death(ff) ^ 
But invites thee to return. 

That thou mayft live by faith, , 

5. Raife thy downcaft eyes and fee 

What throngs his throne furrouhd I 
Thefe, tho' finners once like thee. 
Have full falvation found : 
Yield not then to unbelief! 
While he fays, <« There yet is room j'f 
Tho' of finners thou art chief. 
Since Jesus calls thee, corner 

S I M I L A R H Y M N S* 

. Sook L Hymn ^5, qx. 
Book II. Hymn 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 35, 77, 78, 83* 

JL Seeking^ Pleading, and Hopitig^ 

VI. y*^ burdened firmer^ 
% A H, what can I do. 

Or where be fecure ! 
If Juftice purfue 
^hat heart can endure ! 

(fl) Xsddei xzxiiL zx» 


y.6. S E E K I N G, &c. aSj 

The heart breaks afunder^i 
Tho' hard as a ftone. 
When God fpeaks in thtinder^ 
And makes himfelf known. 

2 With terror I read 
My fins heavy fcore. 
The number exceeds 
The fahds on the fliore j 
Guilt makes me unable 
To ftand or to flee. 

So Cain murder'd Abel> 
And trembled like mc» 

3 Each fln, like his bloody 
W-ith a terrible cry. 
Calls loudly on God 
To- ftrike from on high : 
Nor can my repentance 
Extorted by fear, 
Reverfe the juft fentencCji 
'Tisjuft, tho' fevere. 

4 The cafe is. too plain, - 
I have my own choice^ 
Again, and again, 

I flighted his voice; 
Hi$ warnings neglcfied. 
His patience abus'd, 
his gofpel rejeiftedj 
His mercy reius'd, , 

5 And muft I then go. 
For ever to dwell 
In torments and woe 
With devils in fccll I : ,.. 


:^8| SEEK! N G, &c. Be.III; 

Oh where is the Saviour 

I fcorn'd in times paft i 

His word in my favour 

Would favc me at laft, 
6 Lord Jesus, on thee 

I venture to call. 

Oh look upon me 


For whom didft thou languifli^ 

And bleed on the tree ? 

On pity my angifh. 

And fay, ** 'Twas for thee.'* 
y A cafe fuch as mine 

Will honor thy pow'r j 

All hell waU repine. 

All heav'n will adore; 

If in condemnation 

StritSl j Lift ice takes placcj 

It (hines in falvatioii 

More glorious thro* grace. 

VII. Behold I am vile! 
Jt f^ Lord, how vile am I, 
^^ Unholy and unclean ! 
How can l dare to venture nigh 
With fuch a load of fin ? 
% Is this polluted heart 
A dwelling fit for thee ? 
Swarming, alais ! in ev'ry part. 
What evils do I fee ! 
2 If I attempt to pray, 
And lifp thy holy name ; 

v8. S E E K I N G, &c; 285 

My thoughts are hurry M foon away, 

I know not where I am. 

If in thy word I look. 

Such darknefs fills my mind, 
I only read a fealed book, - 

But no relief can find. 

Thy gofpel oft I hear. 

But hear it flili in vain ; ] 

Without define, or love, or fear, 

I like a ftone remain, 

Myfelf can hardly bear 

This wretched heart of mine; 
How hateful then mufl it appear 

To thofe pure eyes of thine i 

And murt i then indeed 
■»^ink in defpair and dief 
Fain would I h. pe that thou didft bleed 

For fuch a wretch as I. 

That blo.)d whi.h thou haft fpilt. 

That grace which is thine own; 
Can cleanfe the vilell: finners guilt,] 

And fofttn hearts of ilone. 

Low at th/ fetft bow. 

Oh pity and forgivej 
Here will i lie and wait till thou ] 

Shalt bid mc nlje ana live. 

VIII. C. The Jhinlng Light; 

Y former hopes are dead. 
My terror now begins ; 



ft86 SEEKING, &c. Bx.Ht 

i feelf alafs ! that I am dead 
In trefpafles and fins. 

2 Ah whither Ihall I fly? 

I hear the thunder roar ; 
The law proclaims deftruftion nigh. 
And vengeance at the door. 

3 When I review my ways, 
I dread impending doom; 

But fure a friendly whifper fays, 
< * FJee from the wrath to comc,*^ 
|. I fee or think I fee, 

A glimm'ring from afar ; 

A beam of day that fhines for me. 
To fave me from defpair. 

5 Fore-runner of the fun(d). 
It marks the PiJgrim's way; 
I'll ga2e upon it while I run. 
And watch the rifmg day. 

IX. Encouragement* 

I Ti/fY foul is befet 

J.V1 With grief and difmay, 
I owe a vaft debt 
And nothing can pay : 
I mufl go to prifon, 
Unlefs that dear Lord, 
Who dyM and is rifen. 
His pity afford. 
A The death that he dy'd. 
The b\ood tYi2X\:^^^^^v^ 

SEEKING, &c. 2S7 

To finners apply'd, 
Difcharge from all gailt : 
This great interceffor 
Can give, if he pleafe^ 
The vileft tranfereflbr 
Immediate releafe. 

3 When naird to the tree. 
He anfwcr'd the pray'r 
Of one, who like me. 
Was nigh to defpair(^) | 
He did not upbraid him 
With all he had done^ 
But inftantly made him, 
A faint and a fon. 

-4 The jailor, I read, 
A pardon receiv'd(^) 
And. how was he freed? 
He only be iev'd : 
His cafe mine refembled. 
Like me he W2is foul. 
Like me too he trembled^ 
But faith made him whole; 

5 Tho' Saul in his youth^ 
To madnefs enrag'd, 
Againft the Lord's truthy 
And people engag'd ; 
Yet Jesus, the baviour. 
Whom long he revil'dfr), 
ReceivM him to favor 
And made him a child* 


(p) Luke xxlii. 43« {q[ Adf vA» iTy 

ptSS SEEKING, &c, Bk.HI. 

6 A foe to all good. 
In wikcednefs (kill'd, 
Manaffch, with blood, 
Jerufalem fill'd (s) ; 
In evil long hardened, ' 
The Lord he defy'd. 

Yet he too was pardon'd, ^ 
When mercy he cry'd. 

7 Of finners the chief. 
And viler than all. 
The jailor or thief, . 
K^anaffehor Saul : 
Since they were forgiven 
Why {hould 1 defpair, 
While Christ is in heaven. 
And jftiU anfwers pray'r i 

X# The waiting foul. 

I "DReathe from the gentle South, O LoRD, 
^ And cheer me from the North ; 
Blew on the treafures of thy word, 
>\nd call the fpices forth ! 

J I W'ifli, thou know'ft, to be refign'd. 
And wait with patient hope; 
But hope celay'd fatigues the mind. 
And drinks the fpirits up. 

5 Help me to reach the diftant goal. 

Confirm my feeble knee ; 
/ Pity the ficknefs of a foul 
/ -- jphat fair.ts foi Vovg of thee; 

Hy. II. S E E K I N G, &c. 289 

4 Cold as I ^ed tbis h^^^ of mine. 

Yet fined /r^/ it fo; 
It yields fame hope of life dxTiiie 
Within, however lour, 

5 I feem forfaken and alone, 

I hear the lion roar ; 
And cv*ry door is (hut but one. 
And that is mercy's door. 

4 There, till tlfs dear Deliverer comte, 
Pll wait with humble prayV; 
And when he calls his exile home. 
The Lord ftiall find me there. 

XL fie effort. 

j[ ^Heer up, my foul, there is a mercy- fesit 
V* Sprinkled with blood, wheie Jesus 

apfwers pray'r ; 
There humbly caft thyfelf, beneath his-feet, 
For never nee^ (inner periih'd there. 

a Lord, I am come ! thy promife is my plea. 
Without thy word I durft not venture nigh; 
Butthou haftcali'd the burden'dfoul tathee, 
A weary burden'd foul, O Lord, am I !. 

3 Bow'4 down beneath a heavy load of fin. 
By Satan's fierce ten^ptation ibrely preft» 
Befet without, and full of fears within. 
Trembling and faint I come to diee for reft. 

4 Be thou my refuge, Lord, my hiding-places 
I know no force can tear me from thy fide ; 
Unmov'd I then may all accufers fiace. 
And anfwcf ov Vy charge, wUh *Jefus dyM." 

O S Yes. 

ago S E E K I N G, &c. Bk.IIL 

5 Yes, thou didft weep, and bleed> and groaib 

and die. 
Well haft thou known what iie/ce tempta* 

tions mean ; 
Such was thy love, and now cnthronM oa 

The fame qompaffions in thy borom reign : 

. 6 LoRD,give me faith— 'he hears — what grace 

is this ! 
Dry up thy tears, .fny foul, and ccafe to 

grieve : 
He (hews me what he di^, aad who he is^ 
I muft, I will, I can, I do believe. 

XII. The effort — in another mea/ure. 

1 A Ppro.ach, my foul, the mercy-feat 
xJL Where Jesus anfwers prayV; 
There humbly fall before his feet. 

For none can perilh there. 

2 Thy promife is my only pie?, ■ 

With this 1 venture nigh ; 
Thou called burden 'd fouls to thee. 
And fuch, O Lord, am I. 

3 Bow'd down beneath a load of iin. 

By Satan forely preft ; 
By war without, and fears within, 
I come to thee for reft. 

4 Be thou my ihicld and hiding-place ! 

That, fhelter'd near thy fide, 
I may my fierce accufer face. 

And tell him, << Thou haft dy'd." 

5 Oh 

Y.ii. S E E K I N G, &c. 291 

Oh wpnd'rous love ! to bleed and die, . 

To bear the croTs and ihame ; 
That guilty finners, fuch as I, 

Might plead thy gracious name. 
<* Poor tempeft-toflcd fouls be ftill. 

My promised grace receive ;*' 
'Tis Jesus fpeaks — [ muft, I will, 

I can, I do believe. 

XIII. C. Seeking the beloved. 

TO thofe who know the Lord I fpeak. 
Is my beloved near ? 
The bridegroom of my foul I feck, 
Oh ! when will he appear ! 

Tho' once a man of grief and ihame, . 

Yet now he fills a throng ; 
And bears the greateft, fweeteft name. 

That earth or heav'n have known. 

Grace flies before, and love attends 

His fteps where'er he goes j 
Tho' none can fee him but his friends. 

And they were once his foes. 

He fpeaks— -obedient to his call 

Our warm afFe£t ions movej 
Did he but ihine alike on all 

Then all alike would love. 

Then love in ev'ry heart would reign 
And war would ccafe to roar ; 

And cruel, and blood-thirfty men,. 
Would thirft for blood aq more. 

02 6 Suck 

292 S E £ K I K G, &c. Bk-IH. 

6 Such. jEstrs is, and fuch his grace^ 
O may he ihine on you (t) I 
And tell him, when you fee his /sc^' 
I^oag to fee hi^i too* 

XIV. R^Jl/cr weary fiuk^ 

1 TTVOES the gofpel-word proclaim^ 
^^ Reft, for thofe who weary be {jufi 
Then, my foul put in thy claio;^. 
Sure that promife fpeaks to thee : 
Marks of grace i cannot flifWt 

All polluted is .my bcft ; 
Yet I. weary am I know. 
And the we^ry long for reft. 

2 Burdened with a load of fin^ 
Harrafs'd .with tormenting doab^^ 
Hofcly confiids from within. 
Hourly crofies from without ; 
All my little ftrength is gone. 
Sink 1 muft without fupply i 
Sure uppn the earth is none 
Can more weary be than I. 

3 In the ark, Jthc weary dove ^c) 
Found a welcome refting-pjacej 
Thus my fpirit longs to prpve 
Reft in Christ,, the ark of grace; 
Tempeft-tofs'd I long have becnt 
And the flood increaies faft; 
Open, Lord and take me in. 
Till the ftorm.Ve ovct^^flt* 

-^OCant.^,*. ^»^lA%Mu«o^V V^^i«^^ 

Hy.35- conflict. 293 

4* Safely lodg'd within thy breaft. 
What a wond'rous ch^ge I find I 
Now 1 know thy promis'd reft 
Can compofe a troubled mind; 
You that weary are like mtf 
Hearken to the gofpel call ; 
To the ark for refuge flee, 
Jesus will receive you all ! 

S 1 MI LA R H Y M N S. 

Bookf. • Hymn 45, 69, 82, 83, 84, 96. 
Book II. Hymn 29. 


XV. C. Light Jhining out of darkmfs. 

I /5<OD moves in a myfterlous way, 
^^ His wonders to perform ; 
He plants his footfteps in the fea^ 
And rides upon the ftorm. 
a De6p in unfathomable mines 
Of never failing ikiJl ; 
He treafures up his bright defigns^. 
And works his fovereign will. 

3 Ye fearful faints,' fre(h courage take. 

The clouds ye fo much dread 
Are big with mercy, and (hall break 
In bleffingson your head. 

4 Judge not the Lord by feeble fenfe^ 

But truft him for his grace ; 
Behind a frowning providence^. 
He hides a fmiling face^ 

a J. 5 His 

319+ CON F L I C T. Bk. III. 

5 His purpofes will ripen faftp 

Unfolding ev'ry houf j - 
The bud may have a bitter taftc. 
But fweet will be the flow'r. 

6 Blind unbelief is fure to err (y)y 

And fcan his work in vain ; 
God is his own interpreter, 
And he will make it plain. ' 

XVI. C. ff^ilcome crofs. 

I TT^IS my happinefs'below- 

* Not to live' without the crofs i 
But the 'Saviour's pow'r to know, 
Saii.£lifying ev'ry lofs.: 
Trials muit and will befall ; 
But with humble faith to fee 
Lo^einfcrib'd upon them all^ 
'l*his is happinefs to me. 

1 God, in Ifrael, fows the feeds 
Of afilidion, pain, and toil ; 
Thcfe fpring up, and choke the weed J 
Which would elfe o'erfp.restd the foil r 
Trials make the promife fweet j 
Trials give new. life to prayVj 
Trials bring me to his feet, 
Lay me low, and keep me there. 

3 Did I meet no trials here, 

No chaftifement by the way ; : 
Mioht I not, with reafon, feaf 
I fhculd prove a caft-away: 


Ky.17^ CONFLICT, ^95 

Raftards may efcape the rod (^), 
Sunk in earthly, vain delight ; 
But the true-born child of God, 
Muft not, would not, if he might. 

XV 11. C. Afflictions fan^ified by the word, 

I r\ How I love thy holy word, 
^^ Thy gracious covenant, O Lord ! 
It guides me in the peaceful way, 
I think upon it all the day. 

a What are the mines of Ihining wealth. 
The ftrength of youth, the bloom of health! 
What are all joys compar'd with thofe 
Thine everlafting word beftows 1 

3 Long unafflifted, undifmay'd 

In plcafures path fecure I ftray'd ; 
Thou mad'ft me feet thy chaft'ningrod {b) 
And ftrait I turn'd unto my Gqd« 

4 What tho' it pierc'd my fainting heart 
I blefs thine hand that caus'd the^ fmart ^ 
It taught my^ tears awhile to flow. 
But fav'd me from eternal woe. 

5 Oh! hadft thou left me unthaftis'd. 
Thy priecept I had ftill defpis'd ; 
And Jiill the fnarc ift fecret laid. 
Had n^y unwary feet betray'd. 

6 I love, thee therefore, O my God, 
And breathe towards thy dear abode ; 
Where in thy prefence fully bleft. 
Thy chofen faints for ever reft^ 

o 4 XVIIL Temp^ 

[a) Hebrews xii, S, {i ) Pfalm cxix. 7 u 

296 G O N P L I C T* Bk.IIL 
XVIII. C. Tmptatisn. 

I 'TpHE billows (Well, the wind9rare high> 
•'' Cl6uds ovcrcaft iny wintrv (ky; 
Out of thie depths to thee I call. 
My fears are great, my ftrength is fmall. 

a O Lord, the pilot's part perform. 
And guide and guard me thro' the florm ; 
Defend lAefrom each threat'ningill,. 
Controul the waves, fay, <*Peace,bcftm«**^ 

3. Amidft^thc roaring of the fea. 

My foul ftill hangs her hope on thee ; . 
Thy conftant love, thy faithful care^ . 
Is all that faves me from defpairi; 

4. Dangei^ of ev'jry^&ay e and Itame 
Attend the followers of the Lamb, 
Who leave the world's deceitfut more,. 
And leave it to return no more. 

5 Tho' tempcft-tofs'd and half a vereck, . . 
My Saviour thro' the floods I feek i 
Let neither winds nor ftormy mftid, ^ 
f'orce back my ihatter'd bark again. 

XIX. C. Looking upwards in aftwmk 

I OOD of my life, to thee I calf, 
^^ Affliaed at thy feet I fall (c) ; 
When the great Water-floods prevail^ , 
Leave not toy trembling heart to fail ! 

a Friend of the friendlefs, and the faint f 
Where fliould I lodge my deep complaint? 
Where but with thee, whofe open door 
Jflvites the hc\p\efs 2l\^ i\\t ?9or.( 

Hy.20. C on F L I C T. 297 

3 Did ever mourMr plead withr thee» 
And thou refufe that mourner's plea? 
Does not the word ftill fix'd remain^ 
That none fhall feek thy face in vain ? 

4 That were a grief I could not bear, 
Didll thou not hear and anfwer prayV; 
But a pray'r-hearing, anfw'ring GoD^ 
Supports me under ev'ry load. 

5 Fair is the lot that's caft for me ! 
I have an advocate with thee ; 
They whom the world careiTes moft. 
Have no fuch privilege to boaft* 

6 Poor tho'' I am, defpiajpl, forgot {d)^ 
Yet God, my God, forgets me not ; 
And he is fafe and muft fucceed. 

For whom the Lord vouchfafes to plead. 

XX; C. The valley oftbejbadm of death. 

X ]i/f Y foul is fad and much difmay'd; 
^^ See, Lord, what legions of my foes. 
With fierce Apollyon at their head» 
My beav'nly pilgrimage oppofe I 

2 See, from the ever-burning lake,, 
How like a fmoaky cloud thev rife ! 
Witb horrid blafts my fool they (hake , 
With ftorms of blafphemies and lies, 

3 Their fiery arrows reach the mark {e)^ 
My throbbing heart with anguifk tear ; 
Each lights upon a kindred fpark^ 
And finds abundant fuel there. 


4 I hate^he thoughrthat -wrongs the L,o|li>j 
Oh, i would drive it from, my breaft. 
With thy own (harp two-edged fword^ 
Far as the eaft is from the weft. 

5 Come then, and chafe the cruel hoft. 
Heal the deep wounds I have received I 
Nor let the powVs of darknefs boaft 
That I aih foil'd, and thou art griev'd ! 

XXL Thejlorm bujhed. 

1 5'T^IS paft — the dreadful ftormy night 

^ Is gone, with all its fears^! 
And now I fee r^urning light. 
The Lord, my Sun, appears. 

2 The tempter, who but lately faid, 

1 foon (hall be his prey ; 
Has heard my Saviour's voice and fled 
» With (hame and grief away, 

3 Ah ! Lord, fince thou didft hide thy facc^ 

What has my foul tndur'd ?* 
But now 'tis paft, I feel thy grace, 
And all my wounds are cur*d ! 

4 Oh wond'rous change! butjuft before 

Dfefpair befet me round ; 
I heard the lions horrid roar, 
And trembled at the found, 

5 Before corruption, guilt and fear, 

iV]y comforts blafted fellj 
And unbelief difcover'd near 
The dreadful depths of helL - 

Ilt*a4. CONFLICT. 099 

6 But jE^tJs pity'd my diftrefs) 

He heard my feeble cry; 
Reveal'd his blood and righteoufnefS| 
And brought falvation nigh. 

7 Beneath the banner of his love, 

I now fecure remain ; 
The tempter frets, but dares not mov6 
To break my peace again. 

8 LoftD, fince thou thus haft broke my bandsj 

And fet the captive free ; 
I would devote my tongue, my hands^ 
My heart, my all to thee. 

XXII, Help in time of neei^ • 

1 T JNLESS the Lord had been my ftay 
^ (With tremblingjoy myfoul may fay) 

My cruel foe had gain'd his end : 
But he appeared for my relief. 
And Satan fees, with fbame and grief, 
»hatl have an almighty Friend. 

2 Oh, 'twas a dark and trying hour. 
When harrafs'd by the tempter's pow'r, 

I felt my ftrongeft hopes decline I 
You only who have known his arts. 
You only who have felt his darts. 

Can pity fuch a cafe as mine. 

3 Loud in my ears a charge he read, 
(My confcience wJtnefs'd all he faid) 

My long black lift of outward iin ; 
Then bringing forth my heart to viqw. 
Too well what's hidden there he knew, 
. He ihew'd me ten times worfe within. 

^06 eovf L re T. Bmim 

4 *Tis all too true j my foul rtply'd,^ 
But I remember Jfisvs dy*^. 

And now he fills a throne of grace . 
rn go, as I have done before, 
His mercy I may ftill implore, 

I have his promife^ ** Seek my face,.** 

5 But, as when fudden fdgs arife. 
The treesand hills, the fun alkl ikies. 

Are all at once conceal'd from view y 
So clouds of horror, black as nighty 
By Satan rais'd hid from my fight. 

The throne of grace and promife toov - 

6 Then, while befet with guilt and fear. 
He tryM to urge me to defpair. 

He try'd, anid he almoft pretrailM ; 
But JESU3) by a heav'nly ray. 
Drove clouds, and guilt, and fear a4ray, 

And all the tem]^er*s malice fail'd. 

XSLIU. C. Peace after e^Jierm. 

t \|7HEN datknefs long has veirdmy 

^^ mind, 

And fmilini" day once more appears ; . 

Then, my. Redeemer, the/r I find 

The hWy of -my doubts and fears, 
i Strait I upbraid my wandering hearty . 

And biuffi that I ihould ever be 

Thus prone to a£t fa bafe a pan> . 

Or harbor one hard-thought of thee I 

^ Oh I Jet me then at length be taught 
Wb^i I aroftUV{9fto>HXC>\wjxty\ 


Hy.24 COKFLIGT. 301 

Thtt God it Uffe^ and changes noV 
Nor knows the fbatew of « turn: 

4 Sweet truth, and eafy to repeat ! 
But when my faith is fliarply try'd 
I find myfelt a learner yet, 
Uiiikilful, weak, and apt ta Aide. 

5 . But, O my Lord^ .one look from thee 
Subdues tn6 difobedient will ; 
Drives doubt and discontent away, 
And thy rebellious worm is ftilU 

6 Thou art as ready to forgive. 
As I am, ready to repine ; 
Thou, therefore all the praife receive^ 
Belhame, and felf-abhorence mine. 

- XXIV. C. Mourning and Imgingi 

t ^H£ Saviour hides his face ! 
* My fpirit thirfts to prove 
Renewed fupplies of pardoning grace^ 
And never-fading love. 

a The favour'd fouls who know 
What glories fhiae in him. 
Pant for his prefence, as the roe 
Pants for the living ftream ! 

3 What trifles te«M me now I 
The^ fwarfn like fummer flies» 

They cleave to ^y^tf thing t do^ 
And fwim before my eyes. 

4 How dull tbt fabbalh day^ . 
WkliMlttefabbaih'iIiiMDF _ 

30i CONFLICT. Bic.m, 

How toilfomc then to fing and prajrj 
• And wait upon the word I 

5 Of all the truths I hear 
How few delight my tafte ! 

, I glean a berry here and there. 
But mourn the vintage paft. 

6 Yet let me (as I ought j 
Still hope to be fupply'd ; 

No pleafure elfe is worth a thought^ 
Norihall I be dcny'd. 

7 Tho' I am but a worm, n 
Unworthy of his care • 

The LoRD.wi 1 my defire perfornH, 
And grant rne all my pray'r. 

XXV, . Rejoice ihefaul oftbyfervant. . 

J XXrHEN my prayers. are a burden and tafk| 
^^ No wonder 1 little receive ; 

Lord, make me willing to a(k. 
Since thou art fo ready to give : 
Altho' I am bought with thy blood, 
Ar^d all thy falvation is mine : 

At a diftancefrom thee my chief good, 

1 wander, and languifh, and pine. 

a Of thy goodncfs of old when T read. 
To thofe who were flnners like me, 
Whv may I not wreftle and plead. 
With them a partaker to be ? 
Thine arm is not fhortned fincc then. 
And thofe who believe in thy name, 
£ver find thou art Xe2k^ wv^ KT£«.ii^ 
Tiro' all generauous x3cv^ iwsvR- ^\Kv^ 

Hy.25. conflict. 303 

3 While my fpirit within me is preft 
With forrow, teinptation, and fear; 
Like John I would flee to thy breaft {f)^ 
And pour my complaints in thine ear ; 
How happy and favor'd was he, 

Who could on thy bofom repofe ! 
Might this favor oe granted to me, 
I'd fmile at the rage of my foes. 

4 I have heard of thy wonderful name^ 
How great and exalted thou art; 
But ah ! I confefs to my fhame, 

It faintly imprelTes my heart : 
The beams of thy glory dlfplay, ' 
As Peter once faw thee appear ; ' * ■ 
That tranfported like him I may fay, 
*' It is good for my foul to be here^'^).*^ 

5 What a forrow and weight didft thou* feeU 
When nail'd, for my fake, to the tree ! 
My heart fure is harder than fteel, - 

To feel no more forrow for thee x 

Oh let me with Thomas defcry 

The wounds in thy hands and thy fide ', 

And have feelings like his, when I cry, 

*« My God and my Saviour has dy'd(A).'^ j 

6 But if thou haft appointed me ftill 
To wreftle and fuffer and fight ; : . i 

make me refign'd to thy will,. . 
For all thine appointments are right : 
This mercy, at leaftj I intreat, 

That knowing how vile I have boeif, * ;/ 

1 with Mary may wait at thy feet (i) 
And weep o'er the pardon of fin. > ' - • 

(/)John>ur. 21$^ - ' W Mat^ivU,4.-. 
{i') John XX. 28, (0 Lukevii. %%• 

304 C G N F X I C T. Bk im 

XXVI. C Self-acquaintmux. 

t r\£AR Lord accept a finful heart, 
-■^ Which of itfelf complains 

And mourns with much and frequent fmart 
The evil it contains. 

a There fiery feeds of anger lurk, . 
Which often hurt my frame; 
And wait but for the tempter's work^ 
To fan them to a flame. 
^ Lenity holds out a bribe 
To purchafe life from thee; 
And difcontent wonld fain prefcribe 
How thou (halt deal with me« 

4 While unbelief wxthftands thy grace> 

And puts the mercy by ; 
Prefamption with a brow of braTs^ 
Says, *• Give me, or I die.-' 

5 How eager are my thoughts to roam 

In queft of what they love ! 
But ah t when duty calls them home^ 
How heavily they move ! 
% Oh^ cleanfe me in a Saviour's blood. 
Transform me by thy powV^ 
And make me thy belov'd abode. 
And let me rove no more. 

XXV 11. Bitter and fwiiU 

)l "KT ^^^^^> Saviour, in my heart 
*^ A flame of love divine j 
Hear, for mineltTuftiV^OM2Ltt^ 
' And fu»i N?ouU >a^ i3wi»x 

HV;28. C O N F L I C T. spjr 

If my foul has felt thy grace. 
If to me thy name is known ; 
Why (bould trifles fill the place^ 

Due to thyfelf alone. 
iSt 'Tis a tttznge myflerioos life* 

I live from day to day ; 
Ivighc and darknefs, peace aad ftrife^:^ 

Bear an alternate fway : 
When I think the battle won 
I have to fight it o*er again ; 
When I fay Pin overthrown^ 

Reliet I foon obtain. 
^ Often at the mercy-feat 

Wbilo calling on thy name^ 
Swarms of evil thoughts I meet» 

Which fill my foul with flbme* 
Agitated in my mind. 
Like a feather in the air; 
Can 1 thus a bleffing find i 

My foul, can this be pray'r i 

4' But when Christ, my Lord and FriCnd* 
Is pleasM to ihow his pow'r^ * 
All at once my troubles end9 
And I've a golden hour: 
Then I fee his fmiling fitee. 
Feel the pledge of joys to come 5 
Often, LoRiv repeat this grate 
Till thowihalt call me heme. 

XXVIIL e. Prayer fir poiietui., 

I T ORD, whb hzft fuffer'd all for me, . 
-»*-« My peace and pardon to procure; 



The lighter crofs I bear for thee. 
Help me with patience to endure. 

2 The florm of loud repining hufli, 
I would in humble (ilence mourn ; 

Why fhouldth' unburnt,tho* burningbufli. 
Be angry as the crackling thorn ? 

3 Man fhould not faint at thy rebuke, 
Like Jofhua falling on his face (^), 
When the curft thing that Achan took,' 
Brought Ifrael into juft difgrace. 

4 Perhaps fome golden wedge fupprefs'd; 
Some fecret fm offends my God ; 
Perhaps that Babylonifli vieft ' 
Self-i-ighteoiifnefs, provokes the rodr 

5 Ah ! were I bufFetted all day, . 
Mock*d,cr€wn'd with thorns,andfpit upon; 
I yet fhould have no right to fay. 

My great diftrefs is mine alone. 

6 Let rte'not angrily declare 

No pain was ever (harp like mine; 
Nor murmur at the* crofs I bear ; 
But rather weep remdmb'ring thine. 

XXIX. C. SubmiJ/i^Tim 

1 r\ Lord, my beft defire fulfill 
^^ And help me to refign. 

Life, health, and comfort to thy will. 
And make thy pleafure mine. 

2 Why Ihould i fhrink at thy command, 
. ;Whofe love forbids my fears ? 


{k) JofiiaaL Vvu 1^, 11% 


Hy. 30. CONFLICT. 30/ 

Or tremble at the gracious b^d 
That wipes away xny tears ? 

3 No, let me rather freely yield 

What-moft I prize to thee ; 
Who never haft a good withheld, 
. Or wilt withhold from me. 

4 Thy favor, all. my journey thro% 
• Tbpu art engag'd to ffrant j 
What elfe I. want, or think I do, 

'Tis better ftill to want. 

5 Wifdom and mercy guide my way^ 

Shall I refift them both ? 
A poor blind creatur? of a day. 
And crufhM before the moth ! 

6 But ah ! my inward fpirit cries. 

Still bind me to thy f'way 5 
Elfe the next cloud that vails my ikies. 
Drives all thefe thoughts away. 

XXX. Why Jhould I complain? . 

1 \lI7Hen my Saviour, my Shepherd is near^ 

^^ How quickly my forrows depart ! 
New beauties aro|und me appear. 
New fpirits enliven my heart : 
His prefence gives peace ^omy foul. 
And Satan af^ults me in vain ; 
While my Shepherd his pow'r controls^ 
I think I no more (hall complain. 

2 But, alas ! what a change do I find,^ 
Whcnmy Shepherd withdraws from my fight 
My f .ars all return to my mind. 

My day is foon chang'd into night : 


^o8 C O N F L I C T. BkIU. 

Then Satan his efforts renews ; 
To vex and enfnare me again : 
All my pleaiing enjoyments I lofe. 
And can only lament and compkin. 

3 By thefe changes I ofcen p^fs thro.% 

I am taught my own weaknefs to know i 
I am taught what mf Shepherd can do^ ; 
And how much to his mercy I owe : 
It is he who fupports me thro' all. 
When I faint he revilres U/t again ; - 
He attends to my pray'r when I call, . 
And bids me no longer complain. 

4 Whereforethen fhould I murmat and grieve-^ 
Since my Shepherd is always the fame. 
And has promisM he never willleave (/) 
The foul that coiifides in4kis naYhe : 

To relieve me from all that I fear^' 
He was bti/Feted, tempted, and ilain ; 
And at length he will furely appear, 
Tho* he leaves me awhile to complain. 

'5 While I d^l in an enemy's land; 
Cztvi hope to be alwavs in peace f 
*Tis enough that my 9heph«rd*s at hand> ^ 
And that fliortly this warfare will ccafc ; 
For ere long he will bid me remove (m) 
From this region of for row and pain. 
To abide in his prefence above. 
And then I no more (hall complain. 

XXXI. RetutHi LoRDy hw hng. 

p la ETURN to blefs my waiting ejres, 
J^ And cheer my mourning heart, OLo&D^ 
(0 Jcr* i» Z9» (<*} RcTtii. lo. 

ilY. 32. CO N F L r C T. 30f 

Without thee,., all beneath the ikies 
No real pleafure can afford* 

I When thy lov*d prefence meets my figbt» 
It foftens care, and fweetens toil ; 
The Tun fhioes forth with double lights 
The whole creation wears a fmile. 

3 ,Upon thine arm of love I rei}:» 
Thy gracious voice forbids my fear .; 
No ftorms difturb my peaceful bre^ft* 
No foes aflault when thou ar4; neiar. 

4 But ah ! fince thou haft been away, 

• Nothii)g but trouble have I known $ 
And Satan marks me for his prey 
Becaufi: he fees me left alone. 

5 My fun is hid, my comforts loft. 
My graces droop, my fins revive ; 
Diftrefs'd, difmay*d, and tempeft-tofs'd. 
My toul is only juft alive ! 

ft Lord, hear ray cry, and comeagain. 
Put all mine enemies to ihanie. 
And let them fee 'tis not in vain 
That Iliave trufted in^ thy name. 

XKXII. Caji downy but not defiryed. 

I nPHO*;«>rebefet with guilt and fear, 
^ I cannot, dare not, quite defpair ; 
IfdJ^^niuft periih, would the Lo&D 
Have taught my heart. tp loveius WPJtd J; 
W^M be have giv -n me eyes to fee {nj 
;My danger, and my remedy, 

^ ' Rcvc;d*cl 

(«} jQdgeiia&.»V 


Reveal'd his name, and bid me pray. 
Had he refolv'd to fay me nay ? 

2 No — tho* caft down, I am not flain j 
I fall, but I (hall rife again {o) ; 
The prcfent, Satan, is thy hour. 
But Jesus fhall control thy pow'r : 
•His love will plead for my relief. 

He hears my grones, he fees my grief;. 
Nor will he fufFer thee to boafl-, 
A foul that fought hi6 help was loft. 

3 'Tis true, I have unfaithful been, 
And griev'd his Spirit by my fin j 
Yet ftill his mercy he'll reveal. 
And all my wounds and follies heal ! 
Abounding fxn 1 muft confefs (p)^ 
But more abounding is his grace ; 
He once vouchfaPd forme to bleed. 
And now he lives my caufe to plead. 

4 ril caft myfelf before his feet, 
I fee him on his mercy-feat ; 
('Tis fprinkled with atoning blood) 
There finners find accefs to God : 
Yeburden'd fouls approach with me. 
And make the Saviour's name your plca| 
Jesus will pardon all who come. 

And ftrik our fierce accufer dumb. 

XXXUI. The benighted traveller.- 

l pORESTbeafts, that live by prey, 
" Seldom fliew themfelves by day j 


(o) Micali Till 8a {fl\ B^ia% t% %q% 

r,34» CONFLICT, 311 

But \^hen day^light is withdrawn (f ), 
Then they rove imd roar till dawn. 
Who can t^ll the travellers fears. 
When their liorrid yells he bears ; 
Terror almoftiitopa his breath. 
While each fiep heiooks for death* 

Thus when Jbsus is in view. 
Cheerful 1 my way purfue : 
Walking by my Saviour's light. 
Nothing can my foul affright. 

But when he forbears to fhine^ 
Soon the trav'Ikr's cafe is mine ; 
Loft, benighted, ftruck with dread, 
What a painful .path I tread ! 

Then, my foul with terror hears 
Worfe than lions^ wolves, or bears. 
Roaring loud In'ev'ry part. 
Thro' the forcft of my heart. 

Wrath, impatience, envy, pride, 
Satan and his hoft befide, 
Prefs around me to devour ; 
How can I efcape their pow'r ? 

Gracious Lohd, afford me light. 
Put thefe beafts of prey to flight ; 
Let thy pow'r and love be fhewn (r), 
Save me, fpr I am thine own, 

XXXIV. Theprifiner. 

HEN the poor pris'ner thro' a grate 
Sees others walk at large ; 


(f ) P&lm Of. zo. (r) fialm cnx« 9^% 



How does he mourn his lonely 'ftat€» 
And long for a difcharge ? 

2 Thus I, confinM in unbelief. 

My lofs of freedom mourn ; ' 
And fpend my hours in fruidefs grief, 
Uncill my Lord returii, 

3 The beam of day which pierces tfani^ 

The gloom in which Z dwell. 
Only diiclofes to my view 
The horrors of my cell. 

4 Ah ! how my penfive fpirit faints. 

To think of former days! 
When I could triumph with the (aiatSg 
And join their fongs of praife. 

5 But now my joys are all cut off. 

In prifon I am caft; 
And Satan, with a cruel feoff (s)^ 
Says, ** Whcre*s your God at laft f * 

6 Dear Saviour, for thy mercy's fake. 

My ftrong, my only plea, 
Thefe gates and bars in pieces bteak (l)| 
And fet the prisoner free ! 

y Surely my foul ihall fing to thee. 
For liberty reftor'd j 
And all thy faints admire to fee 
The mercies of the Lord. 

XXXV. Perplexity relieved. 

f TTNcertain how the way to find 
\J Which to ta\v^x:wciVt4\ 

fO Pftlmwr,»» V?i «^^*fiui. 

Hv.35- CONFLICT. 313 

I lift'ned long, with anxious mind. 
To hear what others faid. 

2 When feme of joys and comforts told 

I fear'd that I was wrong ; 
For I was ftupid, dead, and cold. 
Had neither joy nor fong. 

3 The Lord my laboring heart relieved. 

And made my burden light ^ ^ 
Then for a moment I believ'd, 
Suppofing all was right. 

4 Of fierce temptations others talk'd. 

Of angirifh and difmay ; 
Thro* what diftrefles they had walk'd. 
Before they found the way. 

5 Ah i then I thought my hopes were vain. 

For I had liv'd at eafe j 
I wifh'd for all my fears again, 
Tp make me more like thefe. 

6 I had my wi£h, the Lord difclos'd 

The evils of my heart ^ 
And left my naked foul, expos'd 
To Satan's fiery dart. 

7 Alas ! ** I now muft give it up,'' 

I cry'd in deep defpair ; 
How could I dream of drawing hope. 
From what I cannot bear ! 

8 Again my Saviour brought me aid. 

And when he fet me free, 
<« Truft fimply on my word, he fi^id. 
And leave the reft to me." 


XXXVI. Prayer anfwered by crojjis. 

I T A(k*d thclrORD that I might grow 
* I;i faith and love, and cv'ry grace ; 
Might more of his falvation know. 
And feek more earnefUy his face. 

a 'Twas he who taught me thus to pray. 
And he, I truft, has anfwer^d pray'r j 
But it has been in Aich a way, i 

A$ almoft drove me to defpair. I 

3 I hop'd that in fome favor'd hour, ! 
At once he'd anfwer my requeft j 

And by his love's conftraining powVj ^ 
Subdue my fins, and give me reft« ' 

4 Inftead of this, he made me feel ' 
The hidden evils of my heart ; 

And let the angry pow*rs of hell 
AlTauit my foul in ev'ry part. 

5 Yea more, with his own hand he fecm'd 
Intent to aggravate mv woe j 
Crofs'd all the fair dengns I fchem'd, 
Blafted my gourds, and laid me low. 

6 Lord, why is this, I trembling cry'd. 
Wilt thou purfue thy worm to death? 
'< *Tis in this way, the Lord rcply'd, 
I anfwer pray'r for grace and faith, 

7 Thefe inward trials I employ. 
From felf, and pride, to fetthee freej 
And break iVrj fcV«.twt% oC earthly joy. 
That tVvou tiv^c^^ &. feOs. ^^ -^ii^ Vcw Ts^r 

Hy.37. CONFICT. 315 

XXXVIL / will truft and not he afraid* 

t DEGONE unbelief, 
-D My Saviour is near. 
And for my relief 
Will furely appear : 
By prayV let mc wreftlc, 
>And he will perform. 
With Christ in the veflcl, 
I fmile at the fiorm. 

B Tho* dark be my way. 
Since he is my guide, 
'Tis mine to obey, 
'Tis bis to provide ; 
Tho* cifterns be broken. 
And creatures all fail, 
The word he has ipokeA 
Shall furely prevail. 

3 His love in time paft 
Forbids me to t;hink 
He'll leave me at laft 
In trouble to fink ; 
Each fweet Ebenezer 
I have in review. 

Confirms his good pleafare 
To help me quite thro'« 

4 Determined to fave. 

He watch'd o'er my path. 
When Satan's blind flave, 
I fported with death; 
And can he have taught me 
To truft \xi his name^ 

p 2. ' ^"^ 

3i6 CONFLICT, Bklll. 

And thus far have brought pic, , 
To put me to (hame ? 

5 Why Ihould I complain 
Of want or diftrefs. 
Temptation or pain ? 
He told me no iefs : 
The heirs of falvation^ 

I know from his word. 
Thro* much tribulation 
Muft follow their Lord (u). 

6 How bitter that cup, 
No heirt can conceive. 
Which he drank quite up, , 
That finners might five I 

His way was much rougher. 
And darker than mine^ 
Did Jesus thus fufFer, 
And {hall I repine? 

7 Since all that I meet 
Shall work for my good. 
The bitter is fweet. 
The medicine is food ; 
Tho' painful at pre/ent, 
^Twill ceafe before long^ 
And then, oh I how pleafant 
The conqueror's fong {x) ! 


XXXVIIL ^ejiions to unbelief. 

F to Jesus for relief 
My foul had fled by pray'r ; 
Why fhould 1 giv^ \v2c^ xa %^a^"^> 
Or heart- coufumvtv^^^^^^- 

r.jSr CONFLICT. 317 

Are not all things in his hand i 
Has he not his promife paft ? 
Will he then regardlefs ftand^ 

And let me fink at laft ? 
While I know his providence 

Difpofes each event ; 
Shall I judge by feeble ferife-. 

And yield to difcontent ? 
If be worms and fparrows feed, 
Clothe the grafs in rich array {y) ; 
Can he (ee a child in need, 

And turn his eye away ? 
When his name was quite unknown) 

And fin my life employed ^ 
Then he watch'd me as his own> 

Or I had been deftroy'd : 
Now his mercy feat I know. 
Now by grace am reconcil'd ; 
Would he fpare me while a foe {z)y 

To leave me when a child ? 
If he all my wants fupply'd 

When I difdain'd to pray j 
Now his fpirlt is my guide. 

How can he fay me nay ? 
If he would not give me up. 
When my foul againft him fought; 
Will he difappoint the hope. 

Which he himfelf has wrought i 
If he fhed his precious blood 

To bring me to his fold ; 
Can I think that meaner good (a) 

He ever will withhold I 

p 3 Satan 

[y)M^ttt yu z&^ («)Rom. ?. loi (#) Rosir»Tm, 32. 


Satan, vain is thy device ! *. . 

Here my hope refts well-affurM, . 
In that great sedemption-price, 
I fee the whole fecur*d. 

XXXIX. Gnat effe^s by weak meanu 

1 T jNbelief the foul difmays, 

^ What objedions will it raife ! 
But true faith fecurely leans 
On the promife^ in the means. 

a If to faith it once be known, 
God has faid^ ^^ It Ihall be done. 
And in this appointed way ;** 
Faith has then no more to fay. 

' 3 Mofes* rod, by feith appeared (a)^ 
Thro' the fea a path prepar'd ; 
Jericho*s devoted wafj (i)^ 
At the trumpet's found muft fall. 

4 With a pitcher and a'lamp (cj,, 
Gideon overthrew a camp ; 

And a fione,' well aim'd by faith (d)^ 
Prov'd the arm'd Philiftine's death. 

5 Thus the Lord is pleas'd to try 
Thofe who on his help rely ;. 

By the means he makes it knowfi^ 
That the pow*r is all his own. 

6 Yet the means are not in: vain, 
if the end we woald obtaia; 
Tho^ the breath of pray'r te weak*, 
None (hall find, but they who feck. 

ir.4P. CO NF L I O f. 315 

God afonc the heart can rcach^ 
Yet t]?c minifters.muft preacE ; 
'Tis their part the feed to fow, 
-And 'tis his ta make it grow. 

XL. Why art thou caji dowft. 

BE'ftill my heart f thefc anxious cares. 
To thee are burdens, thorns and fhares, 
'fKey caft diflionor on thy Lord'^ 
And contradict his gracious word. 

Brought fafely By his hand thus far. 
Why wilt thou now give place to fear ? 
How cand thou want if he provide. 
Or lofe thy way with fuch a guide ? 

When firft before hiu mercy-feat. 
Thou didft to him thy all conimft; 
He gave thee warrant, from that hour. 
To truft his wifdom, love,, and pow'r. 

. Did ever trouble yet befall. 
And he refufe to hear thy calF?" 
And has he not his promife pafl. 
That thou fhalt overcome at laft ? 

I Like David, thou may'ft comfort draw,' 
Sav'd from the bear's and lion's paw, 
Goliath's rage I may defy. 
For God, my Saviour, ftill is nigh. 

\ He who has help'd me hitherto. 
Will help me all my journey thro'j* 
And give me daily caufe to raifo 
New Ebenezers to his praife. 

F 4. 7 Tho' 

320. C O N F L I C T^ Bk III. 

7 Tho* rough and thorny be the road. 
It leads thee home, apace, to GoD ; 
Then count thy prefent triak ffnall. 
For heav'n will make amends for all* 

XLrT, The way of accefs* 

1 /^NE glance of thine, eternal Lord> 
^^ Pierces all nature thro* ^ 

Nor heav'n, nor earth, nor heil afford 
A fhelter^om thy view ! 

2 The mighty whole, each fmaller pavt,. 

At once. before thee lies ; 
And ev'ry thought, of ev'ry heart. 
Is open to thine eyes. 

3 Tho* greatly from myfelf conceard,, 

Thou fee'ft my inward frame ; 
To thee I always ftand feveal'd, 
£xa£tly as I am* 

4 Since therefore I can hardly bear 

What in myfelf 1 fee; 
How vile and black muft I appear^. 
Moft holy God, to thee. 

5 But fince my Saviour ftands between^ 

In garments dy*d in blood \. 
'Tis he, inftead of me, is feen. 
When I approach to God. 

9 Thus, tho' afinneryl am fafe ; 
He pleads before the throne. 
His life and death, in my behalf^ 
And calls my fijt^ his own# 

7 Wha 

»v.42. CONFLICT. 321 

7 What wondVous love, what royfteries. 
In this appointment ihine I 
My breaches q{ the law are his {e)y 
And his obedience mine. 

XLIL The pilgrim* sfong^ 

) tpROM Egypt lately freed 
'*' By the Redeemer's grace; 
A rough and thorny path we tread> 
In hopes to fee his face. 
a The flefh diflikes the way^ 
But faith approves it well ; 
This only leads to endlefs day^ 
All others lead to hell. 
3 The promised land of peace 
Faith keeps in conftant view; 
How diff'rent from the wilderncfs 
We now are paffing thro* I 

4. Here often from our eyes 
Clouds hide the light divine ; 
There we fhall have unclouded fkies^; 
Our Sun will always (hine. 

5 Here griefs, and cares, and pains^ 
And ^ars, diflrefs us fore ; 

But there eternal pleafure reigns. 
And we (hall weep no more» 

6 Lo&D, pardon our complaints. 
We follow at thy call ; 

The joy, prepared for fufPring faints^ 
Will make amends for all. 



32Z COMFORT. Bidll.- 

S 1 M 1 L A R H Y M N S. . 
Book I. Hyma ib, 13, ar, 2i,,2^, 27, 40* 
43. 44> 5 '» 56. 63* 76» 88, J07,, 1 15 
126, 130, ijr, 136^ 142. 
Book II. Hymn 30, 31, 84, 87^ 92* 

■ ■■'■ I " — i— WW— i— — p— w^» I ■■■■■! 

IV. C O M F O R X.: 
XLIHv Faitb a niw and comprehenfii^i fenfi^ 

X ClGHT^ hearing, feeling, tafte and ibaellt, 
•^ Are gifts we highly prize ; ": 

But faith does dngly each excel. 
And all the five comprize. 

% More pier<:iog than the eagle's, fight 
It views the world unknawn; 
Surveys the glor-ious reaims of lights, 
And Jesus on the throne. 

2 It hears the mighty voice of God,. 
And ponders what )]e £»ith y 
His word and works,, his gifts aod rod;. 
Have each, a voice to faith. 

4 It feels the touch of heav'nly pow'r (/),. 

And from that boundlefs fource. 
Derives freih vigour ^v^ry houjiv 
To run it^ daUy courfe. 

5 The truth and. goodci^fs of the Lord 

Are fill tea to its tafte (jg;).j 
Mean is the worldling's pa^ipier'd.board^. 
To faith's perpetuS fcaft^ 

6 It 

Hy.44« COMFORT. 323 

6 It ftnells the dear Redeemer's name- 
Like ointment poured forth (h) ; . 
Faith*onIy knows^or can proclaim,*. 
Its favor or its worth. 
y Till faving faith poflefs the mind. 
In vain of fenfe we boaft 5 
We are but fenfelefs, taftelef^ blind,^ 
And deaf,, and dead, and loft. 

XLIV. C. The happy cbangfi 

r XJOW bleft thy creature is, O GoB^ 
-*^ When with a fingle eye, . 
He views the luftre of thy wordi , 
The day-fpring from on high ! 

a Thro' all the ftorms that veil thelkiesi. 
And frown on earthly things ; 
TJie funx>f rigbteoufnefs he eyes,. 
With Jiealing on his wings*. 

3^, Struck by that lights the human heart (i)i 
A barren foil no more ; ; 
Sends the fweet fmell of grace abroad^ ; 
Where ferpents 1 urk*d before. 
4. The foul, a dreary province oncer 
Of Satan's dark domain^ ; 
Feels a newempire formed within^. 
And owns a heav'nly reign. 

S The glorious orb*, whofe golden beams 
The fruitful year control^ 
Since firft, . obedient to thy word,. 
He ftarted from the goal, , 

6 Has 

(i») SolomtA*! S99| if 3t (0 I&uh xut«7« 

52+ C O M F O ;R T. BkAU. 

6 H^s cheer'd the nations with the joys 
His orient rays impart ; 
But, Jesus, 'tis. thy light alone, n 
Can ibiae upon the heart. 

. XLV. C. RitinminU 

t pp AR from the world, O Lord, I flce> 
" From ftrife and tumult far; 
From fcenes where Satan wages ftill 
His^moil: {ucce£sfuJ war. 

2 The calm retreat, the file»t (hade. 

With pray'r and praife agree ; 
And feem, by thy fweet bounty made^ 
For thofe who follow thee. 

3 There if thy Spirit touch the foul^ 

And grace her mean abode; 
Oh with what peace, and joy, and iGve^. 
. She communes with her Gop ! 

4 There like the nightingale (he pours . 

Hw.fplitary lays; 
Nor afks a witnefs o£ her* fong» 
Nor thirils for human praife. 

5 Author and Guardian of my Vihy. 

Sweet fource of light divine; 
And (all harmonious names in one). 
My Saviour thou art mine ! 

6 What thanks I owe thee, and what lo^, 

A boundlefs, endlefs ftore ; 

Shall echo thro* the realms above 

When tim^ fti^U b^ no more. 

Hy.46. C q M FORT. 325^ 

XL VI. Jesus my alU 

1 W/HY fliould.I fear the darkeft hour, 

^^ Or tremble at the tempter's pow'r ? 
Jesus vouchfafes to be my tow*r. 

2 Tho' hot the fight, why quit the* field ? 
Why muft I either flee or yield. 
Since Jesus is my mighty ihield ? 

3 Whtor creature-comforts ^iade and die, 
Wordlings may weep ; but why fliould I? . 
Jesus ftill lives, and ftill is nigh. 

4 Tho' all the flocks and herds were dead^ 
My foul a famine need not dread. 

For Jesus is my living bread. 

5 I know not what may foon betide. 

Or how my wants ihall be fupply'd f . 
But Jesus knows,: and will provide*. 

6 Tho' fin would fill me with diftrefs,. 
The throne of grace I dare addrcfs. 
For jESua i& my righteoufnefs» 

7 Tho* faint my pray'rs, and cold my loTCj 
My fteadfaft hope fhall not remove, 
Whiie Jesus intercedes above. 

8 Againft me earth and hell combine ; 
But on my fide is pow'r divine j 
Jesus is all, and he is mine. 

XLVII. C. The bidden life. 

I npO tell the Saviour all mv wantf, 
•I* How pleafing is the tafk ! 


226 C O M F O R T. , Bk. Ill 

Nor lefs to praifc him when he grants^ 
Beyond what I can aik* 
a Mylab'ringfpirit vainly feeks 
To- tell but half the joy; 
With how much tendernefs he fpeaks^. 
And helps me, to reply, 

J. Nor were it wife, nor fhould I choofe 
Such fccrets^ to declare 5. 
Like precious wines th6ir tafte they lofe- 
Expos'd to open sdu m 

4 jBut this with boldnefs I proclaim, 
^^ Nor care if thoufands hear i 
Sweet is the ointment of his name, . 
Not life is half fo dear.. 

5, And can you frown, my former friends, 
Who knew what once I vras ; 
And blame the fong that thus commends- 
The man who bore the crofc, > 
6 Truft me,.I draw the likenefs true, . 
And not as fancy paints; 
Such honour may he give toyou^ . 
For f uch have all his faints* 

XLVIII. y^y lond ptaci in beKeviug* 

^ COmetimcsa.lightfurprizes 
^ The chriftian while he fings J . 
It is the Lord who rifes 

With healing in his wings : 
When comforts are declining. 
He grants the foul again 


Hy,49* C O M F 9 R T. 3:27 

A fjeafon of clear fhiaing 
To cheer it after rain. 

2 J0 holy contemplation. 

We fweetly then.purfue ^ 
The theme of God's falvatioti^ 

And find it eVer new : 
Set free from prefent forrow,. 

We cheerfully can fay,. 
E'en let th* unknown to-morrow (^^,x 

Bring with it what it may. 

3 It can being with it nodiing; 

But he will bear us thro' ^ 

- Who gives the lilies dothing,. 

Will clothe his people too:. 
Beneath the fpreading heavens,. 

No creature but is fed ; 
And he who feeds the ravens,. 

Will give his children bread; 

4 The vine nor fig-tree neither (J)^' 

Their wonted fruit fliall bear, 
Tho' all the fields fhould wither,. 

Nor flocks nor herds be there : 
Yet God the fame abiding. 

His praife fliall tune my voice ^^ 
For while in him confiding,, 

I cannot but rejoice. 

XLIX. C, Trtte plea/ures^ 

I J OHJDy Riy foyl with pleafure (prings» 
•^ When Jbsus' name I hear j 
And when God the fpirit brings 

The word of promife near \ . . 
(*; Mt;t, f 1. 34* M Htbbakkiik 3. 17, i*t ^"^^ 


328 C O M P O R. T. Bit. Ml. 

Beauties too, in holinefs. 
Still delighted I perceive ; 
Nor have words that can exprefs- 
The joys thy precepts give.. ■ 

4 Cloth'rf in fanftity and grace. 

How fweet it is to fee 
Thofe who love thee as they pafe. 
Or when they wait on thee ; 
Ple^fant too, to fit and tell 
What we owe to love divine ; 
Till our bofoms grateful fwell, 
And eyes begin to (hine. 

5 Thofe tBe comforts I poffefs. 

Which God fhall ftill increafe: 
All his ways are pleafantnefs(mj,. 

And all his paths are peace : 
Nothing Jesus did or fpoke,. 
Henceforth let me ever flight ; 
For I love his eafy yoke(w). 

And find his burden light; 

L. C, The chrijiian. 

X TJONOR and happinefs unite 
-*^ To make the chriftian*s name a praife; 
How fair thefcene, how clear the light, 
That fills the remnant of his days ! 
2 A kingly character he bears, 
. No change his prieftly ofiice knows }. 
Unfading is the crown he wears. 
His joys can never reach a clofc, 

»• 3 Adwa^ 

' («)Prov,iij,X7, (») Mitt, ». 3<>i 

Hy. 51. C O M F O R T. 329 

3 Adorn'd with glory from on high. 
Salvation (bines upon his face ; 
His robe is of th* etherial dye. 
His fteps are dignity and grace. 

4 Inferior honors he difdains, 

Nor ftoops to take applaufe from earth 5 
The King of kings himfelf maintains 
Th* expencesofhis heav'nly birth.^ 

5 The nobleft creatures fecn below> 
Ordain'id to fill a throne above ; 
Goo gives him all he can beftow. 
His kingdom of eternal love! 

6 My, foul is ravifh'd at the thought f 
Methinks from earth I fee him rife; 
Angels congratulate his lot, 

And ihout him welcome to the &ie8 ^ 

LI. C. Lively bope^ and gracious fiOt^ 

1 T Was a groveling creature once» 
^ And bafely cleav'd to eank; 
I wanted fpirit to renounce 
The clod that gave me birth. 
^ But God has breath'd upon a worm. 
And fent me, from above. 
Wings, fuch as clothe an angel's form^ 
The wings of joy acid love. 

3 With thefe to Pifgah's top I fly. 
And there delighted ftand : 
To view, beneath a fhining fky, 
The fpacious promised land* 

4 The 

330 COMFORT. Bk. UL 

4 The Lord of all the vaft domain 

Has protiiis'd it to me; 
The length and breadth of all the plam^ 
As far as faith can fee. 

5 How glorious is my privilege ! . 

To thee for help I call ; 
I ftand upon a mountain's edge. 
Oh fave me, left I fail! 

6 Tho' much. exalted in the Lord, 

My ftrength is not my own -, 

Then let me tremble at his word. 

And none ihall caft me down. 

LIL Confidence • 

t Y^ES ! fince God himfelf has faid it, 
* On the promife I rely ; 
His good word demands my credity . 
What can unbelief reply ? 
He his firong and can fulfij]. 
He is truth, and therefore wilL 
ft As to all the doubts and queftions/ 
Which my fpirit often grieve, 
Thefe are Satan's fly fuggeftions. 
And I need no anfwer give ; 
He would fain deftroy my hope. 
But the promife bears it up. 
3 Sure the Lord thus far has brought me 
By his watchfiil tender care ; 
Sure 'tis he himfelf has taught me 
How to feek his face by pray'r ; 
After fo much mercy paft. 
Will he give mc up at laft ? 

i. True 

Hv.S3- C O M F O R T. 3jt 

(. True, IVe been a foolifli creature. 
And have Ann'd againft bis grace j 
fiut forgivenefs is his nature, 
. Tho' he juftly hides his face : 

Ere he call'd me well he knew (o)^ 
What a heart like mine would do% 
S In my Saviour's interceffion 
Therefore I will ftill confide ; 
Lord, accept my free confeffion, 
1 have finn'd, but thou haft dy'd {p) t 
This is all I have to plead^ 
This is all the plea I need. 

LIII. Peact riJiQfid. 

1 /^H,, fpeak that gracious word aeainy 
^^ And cheer my drooping heart? 
No voice but thine can footb my paiit^ 

Or bid my fears depart. 

2 And canft thou ftill vouchfafe to own 

A wretch fo vile as 1 2 
And may I ftill approach thy throne^. 
And Abba, Father, cry ? 

3 Ob then let faints and angels joiA, 

And help me to proclaim^, 
The grace that beal'd a breach Irke mine^ 
And put my fDes to fhame ! 

4 How oft didSatanls cruel boaft 

My troubled foul afFright 1 
He told me I was furely loft,. 
And God bad left me ^uite (;)• 

5 Guilt 

(c) liaiab ihnu. l^ Qfr) Rom.iriii, 34^ tf) P^Inl^d. xt% 


5 Guilt made me fear, left all were true 

The lying tempter faid ! 
But now the Lord appears in view. 
My enemy is fled. 

6 My Saviour, by his pow'rful word. 

Has turn'd my night to day ; 
And his falvation's joys reftor*d. 
Which I had finn'd away. 

7 Dear Lord, I wonder and adore. 

Thy grace is all divine; 
Oh keep me, that I fin no more 
Againft Aich love as thine ! 

LIY. Hear what be has done for my foul! 

X OAV'D by blood I live to tell, 

^ What the love of Christ hathdonej^ 

He redeem'd my foul from hell. 

Of a rebel made a fon : 

Oh I tremble ftill, to think 

How fecure I liv'd in fin ; 

Sporting on deftrudlon's brink. 

Yet preferv'd from falling in. 

2 In his own appointed hour. 
To my heart die Saviour fpoke ; 
Touch 'd me by his Spirit's pow'r. 
And my dang'rous flumber broke. 
Then 1 faw and own'd my guilt. 
Soon my gracious Lord reply^d j 
•' Fear not, I my blood have fpilt, 
*Twas for fuch as thee I dy'd.'* 

% Shame 

Hy. 5S- COMFORT. 335 

J Shame and wonder, joy and love^ 
All at once pofTefs'd my heart ; 
Can I hope thy grace to prove. 
After afting fuch a part i 
« Thou haft greatly fmn'd, he faid. 
But I freely all forgive ; 
I myfelf thy debt have paid. 
Now Ibid thee rife and live/* 

4 Come, my fellow-finners, try, 
Jesus' heart is full of love j 
Oh that you, as well as I, 
May his wond'rous piercy prove ! 
He has fent me to declare, ^ ; 

All is readv, all is free ; 
Why Ihould any foul defpair. 
When he fav'd a wretch like me ? 

LV. Freedom from care* 

1 TTI7HILE I liv'd without the Lord, 

^^ (If I might be faid to live) 
Nothing could relief afford. 
Nothing fatisfa£lion give. 

2 Empty hopes and groundlefs fear, ^ 
Mov*d by turns my anxious mind; * 
Like a feather in the air. 

Made the fport of ev'ry wind. 

2 Now, I fee, whatever betide^ 
All is well if Christ be mine; 
He has promised to provide^ 
I have pnly to refign. 

336 COMFORT. Bk. Ill, 

LVn. C. ForthePoor^ 

1 tTirHENHagarfoundthe bottle fpcntf/;, 

^^ And wept o'er Khtnael ; 
A meiTage from the Lord was fent 
To guide her to a well. 

2 Should not Elijah's cake and cruife {t)^ 

Convince us at this day, 
A gracious God will not lefufe, 
Provifions by the way ? 

3 His faints and fervants (hall be fed. 

The promife is fecure j 
« Bread (hall be giv'n them, as he faid^ 
Their water fhall be fure («)." 

4 Repafts far richer they fhall prove. 

Than all earth's dainties are; 
'Tis fweet to tafte a Saviour's love^ 
Tho' in the meaneft fare. 

5 To Jesus then your trouble bring. 

Nor murmur at your lot 5 
While you are poor, and he is King, 
You fhall not be forgot. , 

LVIIL Home in view. 

1 A S when the weary traveller gains 

^^ The height of fome o'er-looking hill; 
His heart revives, if crofs the plains 
He eyes his home, tho' diilant ftill. 

2 While he furveys the much-lov'd fpot. 
He flights tVit v^^z^ that lies between ; 

(1) G€ncfit«tt.i9* VO iKvK^^w^N^i^. V^^\^^%TriSk.vV 

Hr.59* DEDICATIO N, &c, 337 

His paft fatigues are now forgot, 
£ecaufe his journey's end is feen^ 

3 Thus, when the chriflian pilgrim tows 
By faith, his manfion in the (kies, 
The fight hU fainting ftrength renews. 
And wings hisfpeed to reach the (kte's : 

4. The thought of home his fpirit chee^rsi 
No more he grieves for troubles paftj 
Nor any future trial fears (x)j 
So he may fafe arrive at laft. 

5 'Tis there, he fays, I am to dwell 
With Je$ju«, in the realms of day ; 
Then I (hall bid my cares farewel. 
And he will wipe my tears away, 

7 Jesus, 6n thee our hope depends. 
To lead us on to thine abode : 
AflTur'd our home will make amends 
For all our toil while on the road. 


BookL Hymn 4, 7, 9, 11, 25, 35, ^6, 39, 
^ 41, 46, 47, 48, 70, 95, 128, 13Z. 
Book II. Hymn 45, 469 47. 


LIX. Old things an paffid away^' 
I T ET worldly minds the world purfuc, 
^ It has no charms for me i 

Ct Once 


Once I admir'd its trifles too. 
But grace has fet me free. 

2 Its libafures now no longer pleafe. 

No more content afford ; 
Far from my heart be joys like thefe, 
.Now I have feen the L orb- 

3 As by the light of op'ning day 

* The ftars are alt conceal 'd j 
So earthly pleafures fade away. 
When Jesus is reveaPd, 

4 Creatures no more divide my choice, 

I bid them all depart ; 
His name, and love, and gracious voice. 
Have fix'd my roving heart. 

5 Now, Lord, I would be thine alone. 

And ^yholly live to thee ; 
But inay I hope that thou wiJt owa 
A worthlefs worm, like me } 

6 Yes ! tho' of finners Tm the worft, 

I cannot doubt thy will ; 
For if thou hadft not lov*d me firft 
I had refus'd thee ftili (y% 

LX^ The power of grcue. 

1 TTAPPY the birth where grace prefides 
A -i To form the future life ! 

In wifBom's paths the foul (he guides. 
Remote frorti noife and ftrife. 

2 Since I have known the Saviour's name 

And what for me he bor^ \ 


3y« 6i. SURRENDER. 339 

No more I toil for empty fame, 

I thirft for gold no more. ^ 

3 Plac'd by his hand in this retreat, 
I make his love my theme ; 
And fee that all the world calls greats 
Is but a waking dream. 
i Since he has rank'd my worthlefs name 
Amongft his favor-d few : 
Let the mad world who feoff at them 
Revile and hate me too. 
5 O thouwhofe voice the dead can raife. 

And foften hearts of ftone, 
^ And teach the dumb to fing thy praife. 

This work is all thine own ! 
( Thy wond'ring faints rejoice to fee 
A wretch, like me, reftor'd 5 
And point, and fay, ** How chang'd is he, 
Who once defy'd tjie Lord!" 
7. Grace bid me live, and taught my tongue 
To* aim at notes divine; 
And grace accepts my feeble fong. 
The glory, Lord, be thine ! 

LXL C. My foul thirjieth fcir Gg0» 

1 T Thirft, but not as once I did, 
-■- The vam delights of earth to fliare ; 
Thy wounds', Emmanuel, all forbid. 
That I Ihould feek my pleafures there. 

a^ It was the fight of thy dear crofs, 

Firft wcan'd my foul from earthly things ; 
<i^ 2 And 



Aud taught me to efteem as drofs, 
Tjic mirth of fools and pomp of kings. 

3 I want that grace that fprings from thee 
That quickens alLthings where it flows ; 
And makes a wretched thorn, like me^ 
Bloom as the myrtle, or the rofe. 

4 Dear fountain of delight unknown ! 
No longer fink below the brinn ; 
But overflow, and pour me down 

A living, and iife-giving ft^eam ! 

5 For fure, of all the plants that (hare 
, The notice of thy Father's eye ; 

None proves lefs grateful to his carc^ 
Or yields him meaner fruit than I* 

LXII. C. Love cd)tftraining to obgdieniU 

I XTO ftrcngth of nature can fuflice 
-^-^ To ferve the Lord aright ; 
And what (he has, ihe mifapplies. 

For want of clearer light. | 

% How long beneath the law I lay 
In bondage and diftrefs ! 
I toird the precept to obey. 
But toil'd without fuccefs, 

J. Then to abftain from outward fia 
Was more than I could do; 
Now, if I feel its pow'r within^ 
I feel I hate it too. 

4 Then all trvY feTN\\t's«^\Vs»^^\^dACie 

A rig|hUouti:v^l% iwo tii& s ^ 

HY.63. SURRENDER. 341 
Now, freely chofen in the Son, 
1 freely choofe his ways. 

5 What (hall I do was then the word. 

That I may worthier grow ? 
. What fliall I render to the Lord ? 
Is my enquiry now. 

6 To fee the Law by Chf^ist fulfill'd. 

And hear his pard'ning vcJSce ; 
Changes a ilave into a child (z). 
And duty into choice. 

LXIII. C. The heart healed and changed 
by mercy. 

1 CiN enflav'd me many years, 

•^ And led mc bound and blinds 
Till at length a thoufand fears 
Came fwarmirig o'er my mind* 
Whefe, I faid in deep diftrefs. 
Will thefe finful pleafures end ? 
How Dial I I fecure my peace. 

And make the Lord my friend I 
gt Friends and minifters faid much 
The gofpel to enforce ; 
But my blindnefs flill was fuch, 
1 chofc a legal courfe : 
Much I failed, watchM and ftrove. 
Scarce would fhew my face abroad, 
Fcar'd, almoft, to fpeak or mcArc, 
A ftranger ftil) to God. 

2 Thus afraid to truft his grace. 

Long time did I rebel ; 

Q.3 Till, 

(»)Romaasjii. 3i« 


Till, dcfpairing of my cafe, 

Down at his feet 1 fell : 
Th«n my ftubborn heart he broke. 
And fubdu'd me to his fway ; 
By a fimple word he fpoke, 

** Thy fins are done away.*' 

' LXIV. C. Hatred of Jin. 

I TjOLY Lord God ! I love thy truth, 
jn Nor dare thy leaft commandment 

. , night; 
Yet pierc'd by fih, the ferpent^s tooth, 
I mourn the anguifh of the bite, 

S But tbo* the poifon lurks within, 
Hopt bids me ftill with patience wait; 
Till death fhall fet me free from fin. 
Free 'from the only thing I hate, 

3 Had I a throne above the reft, 
Where angels and archangels dwell ^ 
Ofte fin, unflain, within my breaft. 
Would make that heav'n as dark as hell. « 

4 Th^ prisoner, fent to breathe frcfh air. 
And biefs'd with liberty again. 

Would mourn, were he condemned to wear 
One link of all his former chain, 

5 But oh ! no foe invades the blifs. 
When glory crowns the chriftian's head; 
C^ne view of Jesus as he is, 

Will ftrike all fin for ever dead. 

HY.6& SURRENDE R. 343 

LXV. the child {e). 

t rAUIET, Lord, my froward heart, ' 

^^"•^ Make me teachable and mild. 

Upright^ iimple, free from art,. 

^ake me as a weaned child r 
From difturft and envy free, 
Pleas'd with all that pleafes thee, 
7, What thou (halt to-day provide,. 

Let me as a child receive ; 

What to-morrow may betide^ 

Calmly to thy wifdom leave : 
'Tis enough that thou wilt care,. 
Why Ihould I the burden bear i 
3. As a. little child relies 

On a care beyond his own-; 

Knows he's neither ftrong nor wife; 

Fears to ftir a ftep alone : 
Let me thus with thee abide. 
As my Father, Guard, and Guide; 

4 Thus preferv*d from Satan's wiles. 
Safe from dangers, free from fears j 
May 1 live upon thy fmiles. 
Till the promis'd hour appears ; 
When the fons of God (hall prove 
All their- Father's boundlefs love. 

LXVL True happinefs* 

ji TJ'IX jny heart and eyes on thine ! 
" What are other objcdls worth ? 

<^4 But 

(4 Pfabn czzxi, 2« Matt, xviiir %* 4« 


But to fee thy glory fhine. 
Is a heav'n begun on earth : 
Trifles can^ no longer rrjove. 
Oh, I tread on all befide, 
When I feel my Saviour s love. 
And remember how he dy^d. 

2 Now my fearch is at an end. 
Now my wiflbes rove no more \ 
Thus my moments I would fpend,. 
Love, and wonder, and adore ; 
Jesus, fource of excellence ! 

^11 thy glorious love reveal ! 
Kingdoms (hall not bribe me hence^ 
While this happinefs 1 feel, 

3 Take my heart 'lis all thine own. 
To thy will my fpirit frame; 
Thou flialt reign and thou alone. 
Over all i have, or am': . 

If a foolifli thought (hall <lare 
Torebel againft thy word, 
Slay it. Lord, and do not fpare. 
Let il feel thy Spirit's fword. 

4 Making thus the Lord my choicp^ 
I have nothing more to choofe,. 
Bat to liften to thy voice. 

And my will in thine to lofc : 
Thus, whatever may betide, 
I (hall fafe and happy be; 
Still content and latisfy'd, 
Having all, in having thee. 

rtllY. 67: S U R R E N D E R. 345 

LXVII. Thi happy debtor. 

1 •T^EN tiioiifand talents once I ow*d, 

^ And nothing had to pay ; 
j^ But Jesus free'd me from the load. 
And wafli'd my debt away, 

, ft Yet fince the Loiu> forgave my fin^ 
And blotted out my fcore ; 
Much more indebted I have been. 
Than e'er I was before. 

2 My guilt IS canceird quite, I knoV) 

And fatisfa^tion made ; 
But the vaft debt of love I owe. 
Can never be repaid. ^ 

4. The love I owe for fin forgiv'n. 
For power to believe. 
For prefent peace, and promised hcav'n. 
No angel can conceive. 
5 That love of thine ! thou finner*s Friend ! 
Witnefs thy bleeding heart ! 
Mylittle all can ne*er extend 
To pay a thoufandth part. 
% Nay more, the poor returns I make 
1 firft from thee obtain (/) ; 
And 'tis of grace, that thou wilt tak4 
Such poor returns again. 

y 'Tis well— it (hall my glory be 
(Let who will boaft their ftore) 
Jn time and to eternity. 

To owe thee more and more. 

q^S S IMI* 

(/) 1 Chroiu nix* 14% 


346 " CAUTION S. Bk.UI, 


Book I. Hymn 27,, 50, 70,9.3, 112^ 
Book IL Hymn 23, 9Q.. 

VI. e A U 1" I O N s.- 


LXVIIL C. The ntw convert.. 

1 'Tp HE new-bora child of gofpel-grace, • 

•■' Like Tome fair tree when fummers' nigi 
Beneath EMMANUEL'sfhining.facc, 
Lifts up his blooming branch on high* 

2 No fears hje feels, he fees no foes. 
No conflift yet ]iis faith, employs,. 
Nor has he learnt ta whom he ow«&,. 
The ftrength and peace his foul enjoys: 

3 But fin foon darts its cruel fting. 
And comforts finking day by day ; 
What feem'd his own^ a fclf-fed fpring^ 
Proves but a brook that glides away. 

4 When Gideon arm'd his numerous hoft^ 
The Lord foon made his numbers lefsj 
And faid, left Ifrael vainly boaft {g)^ 

«* My arm procured me this fucce(s.^ 

5 Thus will he bring our fpirits down. 
And draw our ebbing comforts low. 
That fav'd by grace, but not our own. 
We may not claim the praife we owe 


I Hy'.7^# C A U T I O N S. 34.7 

BXiX. C. True and falfe cmfortu 

J. r\ God wofe favourable feye 
^^ The fin-fick foul revives 5 
Holy and heav'nly is the joy 
Thy fhining prefence gives. 

flt.Not fuch as hypocrites fuppofe. 
Who with a gracelefs hearty 
Tafte not of thee^ but drink a dofe 
Prepared by Satan's art. 

3 Intoxicating.joys are theirs, 

• Who while they bi>aft their light. 
And feeru'd to foar above the ftars. 
Are plunging into night. 

4 Luird in a foftand fatal fleep. 

They fin, and yet rgpice \ 
yfk^t^ they indeed the Saviour's flieep^ 
Would they not hear his voice? • 

5 Be mine the comforts that reclaim 

The foul from Satan's pow'r ; 
That make me blufh for what I am. 
And hate my fin the more, 

6 'Tis joy enough, my All' in All, 

At thy 4ear feet to lie ; • 
Thou wilt not let me lower fall. 
And none can higher fly. 

liXX. True andfalft zeal, 

I' rf EAL i» that pure and heav'nly flame, 
^ The fire of love fupplics ; 



While that which often bears tl 

Is felf in a difguife. 

a True zeal is merciful and mild 

Can pity and fobear j 

The falfe is headftrorig, fierce 

And breathes revenge and ws 

3 While zeal for truth thechrifti 

He knows the worth of peac< 
But felf contends for names anc 
Its party to encreafe. 

4 Zeal has attained its highcft aii 

Itisendis fatisfy*d ; 
' If finners love the Saviour's nai 
Nor feeks it ought befide. 

5 But felf however well employed 

Has its own ends in view; 
And iays, as boaftihg Jehu cry 
^' Come fee what I can do." 

6 Self may its poor reward obtaii 

And be applauded here ; 
But; E^al the beft applaufe will 

When Jesus (hall appear. 
J Dear Lord, the idol felf dethi 

And from our hearts remove 
Aiid let no zeal by us be fhewr 

But that which fprings fron 

LXXI» C« J living and a di 

I 'TlHE^ Lord ri^ceiyiq^ hi%, higl; 
-*- From humble minds afidhea 

(ib) % K\nf2^ X. i^« 

I «T.72. CAUTIONS. 349 

While all the lood profeffcv fays, 
OfFenrfs the righteous Judge's car. 

2 To walk as chiWren of the day 
To mark the precepts holy Irght ; 
To wage the warfare, watch a(nd '^rajri 
Shew who arc pldafing in his fight, 

J Not words alone It coft the Lord, 
To purchafe pardon for his own ; 
Nor with a foul, by grace reftor'd. 
Return the Saviour Words alone. 

4 With golden bells, the prieftly ve1t{i) 
And rich pompgranates bordered round. 
The need of holihefs e'xprefs'd, 

And caird for fruit, as well as found. 

5 Eafy, indeed, it were to reach 
A manfion in the courts above. 

If fwelling words, and fluent fpeech 
Might ferve, inftead of faith and lovc# 

6 But nonefhall gain the blifsful place. 
Or God's unclouded gf^^ry fee ; 
Who ta'ks of free and fovVeign gracCji 
Unlefs that grace has made him free. 

LXXII. C. AbufeofthegdfpeU 

I npOO many. Lord, abufc thy grace, 
-*- In this licentious d.\y ; 
And while they bojft they fee thy face^ 
They turn their own away, 
a Thy Bookdifplays a gracious light 
That can the blind rc^ore t . 


( t) EiodM iifUi. 33« 

^59 C A U T IONS. BK.mi. 

But thefe are dazzled by the fight^.. 
And blinded ftill the more. 

3 The pardon, fuch prefume upon, . 

They do not beg, but fteal j 
And when they plead it at thy throne. . 
Oh, Where's the Spirit's feal? 

4 Was it for this,yc lawJefs tribe, . 

The dear Redeemer bled ; 
Is this the grace the faints imbibe 
From Christ the living head? 

5 Ah-. Lord, we know thy chofen few. 

Are fed with heav'nly fajre j 
But thefe the wretched hulks they chew 
Proclaim them what they are. . 

6 The liberty our hearts implore 

Is not to live in fih ; 
But ftill to wait at wifdom's door; ' 
Till mercy cairs us in. 

LXXIir. Ci The narrow way, 

1 TTT tHAT thoufands never knew the road! 

^^ Whatthoufandshateitwhen'tisknown! 
None but the chofen .trfbes of^^ojQ^ , , 
Will feek or chpcrfe it for their own. 
a A thoufand waj^s in ruin end^ 
One only leads t;o joys on high ; 
By that my willijng^fteps afcend, 
PJeas'd with a journey to the (ky^ 

2 No more I aflc or hope to find. 
Delight ot happinefs belov^ i 
Sdrfovi may well poffcfs the mind i 

Hy. 74- CAUTION S. 3Si 

4 The joy that fades is not for mcj 
I feek immortal joys above 5 
There, glory without end, fhall be 
The bright reward of faith and love^ 

5 Cleave to the world ye fordid worms. 
Contented lick, your native duft^; 

But God (hall fight, with all his ftorms^ 
Againft the idol of your truflr, 

LXXIV. C. Dependame. 

I 'TpK) keep the lamp alive 

* With oil we fill the bowl; 
'Tis water makes the willow^ thrive. 
And grace that feeds the foul. 
% The Lord's unfparing hand 
Supplies' the living ftream ; 
It is not at our own command. 
But ftill derivM from him. ^ 

3 Beware ol Peter's word {k)^ 
Nor confidently fay, 
** I never wll deny thee. Lord,*' 
But grant I never nuiy. 

4. M^n's wifdom is to feek 
His ftrength in God alone ; 
And e'en an angel would be weak. 
Who trufted in his own. 
5 Retreat beneath his wings. 
And in \\\% grace confide ; 
This more exalts the King of kings (/) 
Than all your works ^fido. 


. > . ; (I) Malt nvi, 33, (/} J«lui vi. »9« 

5?r CAUTIONS; BnAlh 

6 In Jesus is our ftore, 

Grace iffues from his throne ; 
\Vhoever fays, ** 1 want no more/* 
Confefles he has none. 

LXXV. C. Not of worts. 

t /^RACE, triumphant in the throne, 
^^ Scorns a rival, reigns alone ! 
Come and bow beneath her fway, 
Caft your idol works away : 
Works of man, when made his plea, - 
Never (hall accepted be ; 
Fruit3 of pride (vain-glojriots Avorm) 
Are the beft he can perform. 

gt Self, the god his foul adores. 
Influences all his pbw'rs ; 
Jfsus is a flighted name. 
Self-advancement all his aim : 
But when Got) the Judge fhall cdoit^ 
To pronounce the final doom ; 
When for rocks and hills to hide. 
All his works and all his pride. 

'3 Still the boafting heart replies. 
What the wotthy and the wife. 
Friends to temperance and peace. 
Have not ihefe a righteoufnefs i 
Banifli ev'ry vain pretence 
Built on human excellence; 

[. Fcfife ev'ry thing in man^ 

. JSut the grace th^VAt^^r can* 

Ky. 76. CAUTIONS. 353 

LXXVL Sin's deceit. 

J CiN, when vicw*d. by fcripture light^ 
*^ Is a horrid, hateful fight ; 
But when feen in batan's glafs^ 
• Then it wears a pleaiing face. 

a When thegofpel trumpet founds. 
When I think how grace abounds^ 
When I feel fweet peace within^ 
Then Vd rather die than fin. 

3 When the crofs 1 view by faith^ 
Sin is madnef«, poifon, death; 
Tempt me not, *tis A\ in vain. 
Sure I ne'er can yiefd again. ^ 

4 Satan, for awhile debarred. 
When he finds me off mv guard, 
Piitshis glafs before nfiy eyes. 
Quickly other thoughts arifc. 

5 What before excited fears. 
Rather pleafing now appears^ 
If a fin, it feems fo fmail. 
Or, perhaps, no fin at all. 

C Often thus, thro* fin's deceit. 
Grief, and fbame, and Ms l meet| 
Like a fi(h, my foul miftook, 
Saw the bait, but not the booki 

7 O my Lor d; what fliall I df I 
How can I prefume to pray? 
Not a iword have I to plead. 
Sins, like mine, are black indeed I 

8 Made, 

3S4 cautions; bic.hi; 

8 Made, by paft experience, wife. 
Let me learn thy word to prize ; 
Taught by what I've felt before. 
Let me Satan's glafs abhor. * 

LXXVII. An there few thatjball befaved? 

I. T^Eftrudion's dangerous road 
^ What multitudespurfue ! 
While that whicb leads the ibul to GoD, , 
Is known or fought by few. 
% Believers enter in 

By CftRJST, the living gate ; 
But they who will not leave their fin,. 
Complain it is too ftrait.. 

3 Iffelf muftbedeny'd. 
And fin forfaken quite ;\ 

They rather choofe the way that's wide,, 
And ftrive to think it right. 

4 Encompafs'd by a throng. 
On numbers they depend ; 

So many fvirely can't be wrongs 
And mifs a happy end. 

5 But numbers are no mark 
That men will right be found; 

A few^ were fav'd in NoabVark («), 
For many millions drown'd. - 

6 Obey the gofpel call. 
And enter^ wnile you may ; 

The flock of Christ is always fmalJ («.), 
And none are fafe but they. 


Hy.78./ cautions. 355 

7 Lord, open finners eyes 
Their awful ftate to fee ; 
And make theoi, ere the ftorm arife. 
To thee for fafety flee, 

LXXVIII. Thejluggard. 

1 'TpHE wiflics that the flugg^rd frames {o\ 
^ Of courfe muft fruitlefs prove ; 

With folded arms he ftands and dreams. 
But has no heart to move. 

2 His field from others may be known. 

The fence is broken thro' ; 
The ground with weeds is overgrown. 
And no good crop in view. 

3 No hardfhip, he, or toil^ can bear,. 

No difficulty meet;. 
He waftes his hours at home, for fear 
* Of lions in the ftreet. 

4 What wonder then if floth and fleep,. 

Diftrefs and famine bring ! 
Can he in harveft hope to reap. 
Who will not fow in fpring? 

5 'Tis often thus, in foul concerns^ 

We gofpel-fluggards fee ; 
Who if a wifh would ferve their turns,. 
Might true believers be. . . 

6 But when the preacher bidd them watch, 

And feek, and ftrive, and pray {p) ; 


(0) Prov. vu lo. Md xxiT. 30. and xxli* i3«aiid]|?c« 4X« 
\^i I Cor. ix. 24. Luke xiii. 24«. 

35* CAUTI0 1^&. Bk^ni, 

At cv'ry poor cxcufc they catcih,' 
A lion in the wiy ! 

7 To ufe the means of grace, how lotli ! 

We call them ftill in vain ; 
They yield to their beloved floth. 
And fold their arms again* 

8 Dear Saviour, let thy pow'r appear,. 

The outward call to aid ; 
' Thcfe drowfy fouls can only hear 
The voice, that wakes the dead* 

LXXIX. Not inivordy but in power. 

t I TOW foon the Saviour's gracious call, 
XJ Difarm'd the rage of bloody Saul {q)^ 
Jesus, the knowledge of thy name, 
Cnanges the lion to a lamb \ 

a Zaccheus, when he knew the Lord (rj^. 
What he had gain'd by wrong, rcftor'd | 
And of the wealth he priz'd before. 
He gave the ha'f to feed the poor. 

3 1 he woman who fo vile had been (i). 
When h^rought to weep o'er pard6n'd'fin. 
Was from her evil W4ys eftrang'd, 
And fhew'd that grace her heart had changed* 

if. And can we think the pow'r of grace 
Is loft, by change of time and place ? 
Then it was mighty, all allow, 
* And is it but a notion now I 

5 Can 

If) Aa% ix* 6. V.»^ WVtm^V 

(i) LukeVu. i^7« 

Hy.So; praise, 353^ 

5 Can tbey whom pride and paffion fway. 
Who mammon and the world obey^ 

In envy or cpntention liv£, 
Prefume that they indeed believe? 

6 True faith unites to Christ theroot^ . 
By him producing holy fruit j 

And they who no fuch fruit can flxoWy 
Still on the ftock of nature grow. 
y Lord, let thy word efFeftual prove, 
' To work in us obqdient love ! 
And may each one ii^ho hears it dread 
A name to live, and yet be dead {/)• 


Book I. Hymn 8, 20, 85, 8y, 91, 104, 125, 

139, J4.I. 
Book IL Hymn 34, 49, 86, 9.1, 99. 


tXXX. C. Praifeforfaitb. 

X r\F all the gifts thine hand beftow$ 

^^ Thou Giver of all good ! 
Not heav'n itfelf a richer knows. 
Than my Redeemer's blood* 

1 Faith too, the blood receiving graccj 
From the fame hand we gain ; 
Elfe, fweetly as it fuits our cafe, 
TIfat gift had been in vain, 

3 Tin 


55» P R A I S £• B1C.IIL 

3 Tili thou thy teaching powV apply. 

Our hearts refufe to fee. 
And weak, as a diflremper'd eye. 
Shut out the view of thee. 

4 Blind to the merits of thy Son, 

Wliat mis'ry we endure ! 
Y^ fly that hand, from which alone. 
We could lexpeft a cure. 

5 We praife thee, and would praiTe thee morei 

To thee our ali we owe j 
Thie pjrecious Saviour, and the pow*r 
That makes Kim precious too. 

LXXXI. C. Grace and Providence* 

I A Lmighty King ! whofe wond'rous hand! 
-^ Supports the weigh t of fea and land; 
Wkofe grace is fuch a boundlefs ftore. 
No heart fhall break that fighs for more» 

3 Thy providence fupplies my food. 
And 'ti$ thy blefling makes it good j 
My foul is nourifli'd by thy word. 
Let foul and body praife the Lord. 

3 My ftreams of outward comfort came 
From him, who built this earthly frame ; 
Whatever I want his bounty gives. 

By whom my foul for ever lives, 

4 Either his hand preferves from pain. 
Or, if I feel it, heals again ; 

From Satan's malice ftkvdds my brcaft. 
Or overrules it for tiv^ \)^&.% 

B^. 82. PR, A I S E* ^^ 

5 Forgive the fong that falls fo low 
Beneath the gratitude I owe ! 
It means thy praife, however poor^ 
An angel's fong can do no more. 

LXXXIL Praife for redeeming hve^ 

3 ¥ ET us love^ and fing. and wonder^ 
^^ Let us praife the Saviour's name ! 
He has hufli'd the Law's loud thunder. 
He has quench'd mount Sinai's flame • 
He has wafh'd us with his blood. 
He has brought us nigh to God. 

2 Let us love the Lord who bought us, 
Pity'd us when enemies ; 

Call'd us by his grace, and taught us, 
• Gave us ears, and gave us eyes : 
He has wafli'd us with his blood. 
He prefents our fouls to God; 

3 Let Msjing tho' fierce temptations 
Threaten hard to bear us down ! 

For the Lord, our ftrong falvation ^tt). 
Holds in view the conqu'rors crown : 
He who wafli'd us, \yith his blood. 
Soon will bring us home to God. 
^ Let us wonder^ grace and juftice, 
Join and point to mercy's ftore ( 
When thro* grace in Christ our truft i^ 
Juftice fmiles, and alfks no more : 
He who wafli'd us with his blood. 
Has fecur'd our way to God, 

5 Let 

(«)Rcv. ii. io« 

360 PRAISE. B1C.IH. 

5 Let u^praifi^ and join the chorus 
Of the fa nu, enthron'd on high; 
Here they truftcd him before us. 
Now their ptatfes fill the (ky (jr) : . 

*' I nou haft w^ilb'd us with thy blood. 
Thou iirt wprthy, Lamb of GoD !'* 

6 H.rlc! the name of Jesus, founded 
Lou'Jy from golden harps above ! 
LoKu, we blu(h» and are confounded. 
Faint r»ur praifes, coJd our love ? 

Wiih our fouls and fong§ with blood, 
J'or by thee we come to God, 

LXXXIII. C. Iwillprai/ethihoKDatalltimiSi 

1 \5I71NTER has a joy for me,. 

^^ While the Saviour's charms I read. 
Lowly, ine^k, from blemifh free. 
In the fnow-dipp's penfive head. 

2 Spring return^ and brings along 
Life-invigorating funs : 

Hark ' the turtle's plaintive foii^^ 
Seems to fpeak his dying grones ! . . 

3 Summer has a thoufand charms. 
All cxpreffive of his worth ; 

*Tis his fun that lights and warms^ 
His the air that cools the earth. .. .4;' 
^ What, has autumn left to fay \ 

Nothing, of a Saviour's grace i 
Yes, the beams of milder day 
Tell me of his fmiling face. 

5 Light 

Hy-84* P^ A I 6 E. 361 

5 Light appears vrithxariydiwn ; 
While the fiin makes h^fte to rifct 
See his bleeding beauties^ drawa 
On the bluihes of the (kics. 

6 Evening, with a filent pace^ 
Slowly movine in the weft. 
Shews an emblem of his grace^ 
Points to an eternal reft; 

LXXXIV. P€rf€Viranc4. 

i n £JOIC£> believer in the Lord 
*^ Who makes your caufc his own ; . 
The hope tbat^s built upon his word« 
Can ne'er be overthrown. 
It Tho' manv foes befet your road^ 
And feeole is your arm ; 
Your life is hid with CHrist ia GoDfy)' 
Beyond the reach of harm. 

2 Weak as you are you Oiall not faintt 
Or fainting (hail notiliei 
. J E sus, the firength of eV'ry faint($;} 
^ Will aid you from on high. 

4 Tho' fometimes unperceiv'd by fenfe^ 

Faith fees him always near; 
A Guide, a Glory, a DefDnce> 
Then what have you to fear f 

5 As furely as he overcame. 

And triumphed once for you ( 
So furely you, that love his name. 
Shall triumph in him too. 


0}C9l«iS.3« (»)irii»]iaUs^ 

362 PRAISE. Bic,411^ 
LXXXV. Salvation. 

1 C Alvationi \i^at a glorious .plan, 
^ How fuited to 6\xt need f 
The grace thatraifes fallen man« 

Is wonderful indeed*! 

2 'Twas wifdom form'd the vaft defignj^ 

To ranfom us when loft j 
And love's unfathomable mint 
Provided all the coft. 

3 Stria Juftice, with approving lodk, ' : 

The holy covenant feaPd ; ^ 

And Txuth, and Power, undertook 
The whole fhould be fulfill'd. 

4 Truth, Wifdom, Juftice, Pow'r and Lore 

In all their gloiy (horie j 
When Jes^us left the courts above. 
And dy'd to fave his own* 

5 Truth, Wifdom, Juftice, Pow'^r andXovC . 

Are equally difplay'd ; 
Now Jesus reigns enthroned above 
Our Advocate and Head. 

6 Now fin appears deferving death, 

Moft hateful and abhor'd ; 
And yet the finner lives by faith. 
And dares approach the Lord; 

LXXXVL Reigning gracfm 

I "VT O W may the Lord reveal his face, 
^^ iWxd UftQh our fiaorn'ring tongues 


Hy.«6. praise. 363 

To make his fovereign, reigning grace (j). 

The fubjefl: of our fongs ! 
No fweeter fubjedt can invite 

A Tinner's heart to fing ; 
Or more difplay the glorious right 

Of our exalted King. 

d This fubjedl fills the ftarry plains 

With wonder, joy, and love; 
And furnifhes the nobleft ftrains 

For ail the harps above : 
While the redeem'd in praife combine 

To grace upon the throne (^) 
Angels in folemn chorus join. 

And make the theme their own; 
2 Grace reigns, to pardon crimfon fins, 

To melt thct hardeft hearts ; 
And from the work it once begins (cj^ 

It nev^r more departs. 
The world and Satan ftrivein vain, 

Againft the chofen few (d) ; 
Secur'd by grace's conquering reign. 

They all ihall conquer too, 
4 Grace tills the foil, and fows the feeds 

Provides the fun and rain j 
Till frpm the tender blade proceeds ■ 

The ripen'd harv^ft grain. - ■ 
'Twas gFace that call'd our fouls at firft. 

By grace thus far we're come. 
And grace will help us thro' the Worf^, 
. An^ Itfad us fafely home. 

R- 2 ■ . 2 LOKDf 

(a) Kom.y. 21, (0 R«v« V. 9, 12, 

10 P^li »• ^» trf)Ror1,>iy. a. 

364 P R A I S E* Br III. 

5 L0RD9 when this changing Hfc( is piA 

If wc paay fee thy face ; 
How (hall wc praifc, and love, at lafl-. 

And fing the reign of grace (/J ! . 
Yet let us aim while here below 

Thy me;rcy to difplay ; 
And own, at le^ft the debt we owe^^ 

Altho' we cannot pay. 

LXXXyil. Prai/i/0 tht JEUde€mir. 

X npREPARE a tbankful fong 
JL To the Redeemer'^ name f 
His praifes ihould employ eacli tOAgiit 
And ey'ry Heart inflame ! 
% He laid his glory by. 

And dreadful pains endur'd; 
That rebels, fuch as you and /^ 
From wrath might be fei:ur'd, 
2 Upon the crofs he dy'd^ 
Our debt of fin to pay ; 
The blood and water from bis iida 
Wafh guilt and filch away. 

4. And now he pleading ftands 
For us, before the throne \ 
And anfwcrs all the I«4i^s demands^ 
With what himfelf hath done. 

5 He fees us, willing flaves 
To fin, and Satan's pow'r ; 
3ut, with an outftretch'd arm^ be ftvM» 
la hU appointed hour. 

6 The 

Hy.88. :f R A I S E. 365 

6 The Holy Ghpft he fends 
Our ftubborn fouls to more ; 
To make his enemies his friends» 
And conquer them by Idve^ 
7^ The love of fin departs, 

The life of grace takes place. 
Soon as his voice invites our hearts 
To rife and ieek his face* 

8 The world and Satan rage. 
But he their pow'x controls ; 

His wlfdom, lovt, and truth, engage^ 
Protedion for our fouls. . 

9 Tho' prefs'd, we will not yield. 
But (ball prevail at length, 

For Jesus is our fun and fhield, 
Ourrighteoufnefs and ftrength* 

10 Affur'd that Christ our king. 
Will pat our foes to flight ; 

We, on the field of battle, 'fing 
And triumph, while we fight. 

LXXX V HI. Man by -nature^ grace and glory. 

X T ORD, what is man {extremes how wide, 
-■—I In this myftefious nature join ! 
The fleib, to Wdrmsand duft all/dj 
The foul, immortal and divine ! 

%.■ Divine at firft, a holy flame 

Kindled by the Almighty's breath ; 
Till, ftain'd by fin, it' foon became 
The featof darknefsj-ftrift, and death. 

R- 3.. 3 5"^ 

366 SHORT H Y M N S. Bk. III. 

3 But Jesus, Oh ! amazing grace f 
Affum'd our nature as his own, 
Obey'd and fufter'd in our place,' , ' 
Then took it with him to his thr#iie« 

4 Now what is man, when grace ri^eals 
The virtue of a Saviour's blood ? ' 
Again a life divine he'feels, 
Defpifes earth, and walks with Gpdj 

5 And whatin yonderrealms abdvcj" 
Is ranfom'd man ordain'd to be ? 
With honour, holinefs and love. 
No feraph more adorn'd than he. 

6 Ncareft the throne, and firft in {onf% 
Man (hall his hallelujahs raife ; 

While wondering angels round bim throng. 
And fweli the chorus of h»5 praife. 

Book I Hymn 57, 58, 59, 79, 80. 
Book II. Hymn 37, 3S, 39, 41, 42* 


1 y^Onfirm the hope thy. word &116w$9 
V^ Behold us waiting -to be fed ; 
Blefs the provifions of thy houfe. 
And fatisfy thy poor witn bread : 
Drawn by thine invitation, LoftD, 
Athirft and hungry we are come; 
Kow from the fulnefs of thy word, 

- Feaft us, and fend us thankful home* 

m.^2. SHORT HYMNS. 367 
H Y M N XC. 

1 1VT^^> Lord, infpirc the preacher's 
ill heart, 

. And. teach his tongue to fpeak^ 
Food to. the hungry foul impart; 
And cordials to the weak. 

2 Furnifli U8 all with light and powVl 

To walk in wifdom's ways 5 
So fhall the benefit be ours. 
And thou ihalt have the praife. 


1 nr^HY promife. Lord, and thy command 

A Have brought us here to-day ; 
And now, we humbly waiting ftand 
To hear what thou wilt fay (/). 

2 Meet us, we pray, with words of peace. 

And fill our hearts with love ; 

That from our follies wc may ceafe. 

And henceforthi fjaithf ui prove. 


1 IMrUNGRY, and faint, and poor, 
I I Behold us. Lord, again 
AllemMiBd at thy mercies door, 
Thy bounty to obtain. 
a Thy word invites us nigh 
Or we muft ftarve indeed ; 
For we no money have to. buy, 
No rjghteoufnefs to plead. 

R 4 3 The 

(/I Pfalm Ixxxv, S. 


3 The food our fpirits want 
Thy baud alone can give ; 
Oh, hear the pray'r of faith> and grant 
That we may eat, and live. 

. XCIII. Pfdmcvu 4, 5. 

I n Emember us, we pray thee, LdRD, 
-**^ With thofe who love thy graciotisname; 
And to our fouls ti|at good afford. 
Thy promife has prepared for them. 

a To us thy great falvation fliow. 
Give Ais atafic of Jove divine \ 
That we thy people's joy may knoWs 
And in tbeiriioly tjl^iumph join* 


1 T^OT to Sinai's dreadful blaze (j^}, 
-^^ But to Z'on's throne of grace^ 
By a way mark'd out with blood. 
Sinners now approach to God. 

a Not to hear the fiery law;. 
But with humble joy to draw ' 
Water, by that well fupply'd {h)y 
Jesus open'd when bc-dy'd. 

3 L0RD9 there are no ftreams but thii|.e^ 
Can aSuage a thirft like mine ; 
'Tis a thirft thyfelf did'ft give. 
Let me therefore drink and live. 

X /^FTEN thy public means of grace,. 
v^ Thy thirfty people's watering place^ 
The archers V«^e \J^t«x ^\\\ The 

Hy.97. short hymns. 369 

Attack'd th«m in thy boufe of pray V, \ 
To prifon dragged, or to thebar^ 
When thus together met. 

2 But we from fuch aflaults are freed. 
Can pray,.|ind fmg, and bear, and read, 

And ineeC;^ -and partj in peace: 
May we our privileges prize, 
- In their improvement make us wife, 
And blefs us with increafe. 

3 Unlefs thy.prefcnce thou afford, 
Unlcfs thy bleffing dotbe the wofd| 

In vain our liberty ! 
What would it profit to maintain 
A name for life, Ihould we remain 

Formal afhd dead to thee ? 

XCVI. Diut. xxxiii. a6--a9. 

'« 'XXTITH Ifrael's God whocancohifarc 
V V Or who, like Ifracl happy arfe i 
O people ftved by the Lord, 
He is thy (hi«ld and great reward ! 

2 Upheld by evcrlafting arms. 

Thou art fecur'd from foes and harths ; 
In vain their plots, and falfe their boafts^ 
Our refuge is the Lord of Hofts, 



XCVII. Hnhbakukiii. 17, r«. 

E S U S is thine ! I'm now prepared 
To meet with what I thought moft bard; 


370 SHORT HYMNS. Bk 111, 
Yes, let the winds of trouble blow. 
And comforts melt away like fnow T 
No blafted trees, or failing crops. 
Can hinder my eternal hopes ; 
The' creatures change, the Lord^s the fame 
Then let me triumph in his name. 


t \\7E feek a reft beyond th^ fkies, 
^^ In everlafting day I 
Thro' floods and flames the paffagje lies. 
But Jesus guards the way : 
2 The fuelling flood, and raging flame. 
Hear and obey his word ; 
Then let us triumph in his oame. 
Our Saviour is the Lord. 

XCIX. Deut. xxxil. 9, ro. 
t nr H E faints EM»#i\NUEL*s portion arc, 
A Redeemed by price, reclaim'd by pow'ii 
His fpecial choice and tender care. 
Owns them and guards them ev'ry hour. 

2 He finds them in a barren land 

Befet with fins, and fears, arid woes; 
He leads and guides them by his haadf 
And bears them fafe from all their foes. 

C. Hebrews xiii. 20. 24. 

1 "VrOW may He who from the dead 
J-^ Brought the Shepherd of the (heep, 
Jesus Christ, our King and Head, 
All our fouls in fafety keep ! 

2 May 

Hy.103* short hymns. 371 

2 May he teach us to fulfil 
What is pleafing in his fight ; 
Perfed us in all his will, 
And preferve us day and night ! 

3 To that dear Redeemer's praife. 
Who the covenant feal'd with blood. 
Let oui^ hearts and voices raife 
Loud thankfgivings to our Gojd. 

CL 2 Corinthians xiii. 14* 

1 TV /f AY the grace of Christ our Saviour 
IVX And the Father^s boundlcfs lovCj 
With the holy Spirit's favor. 
Reft upon us from above ! 
Thus may we abide in union 
With eacn other^ and the Lord ; 
And poflefs, in fweet communion, . 
Joys which earth cannot aiFord. 


THE peace which God alone reveals. 
And by his word of grace imparts. 
Which, only the believer wels (i), 
Direct and keep, and chear your hearts : 
And may the only Three in One, . ' 
The Father, Word, and ComfQUter, 
Pour an abundant bleiBng down 
On ev'ry foul aflembled here ! 


jt nn O thee our wants arc knowny 

A From thee are all our powers ; 

(4 pui. if. 7. 


Accept what is thine own. 
And pardon what is ours : 
Our praifes. Lord, and prayers receive. 
And tcf thy word a bleffing give. 
2 Oh, grant that each of us 
Now met before thee here, 
May meet together thus. 
When thou and thine appear ! 
And follow thee to heav'n our home. 
E'en fo, amen, Lokd Jesus, come (/)• 


jr npHE Fathhr we adore, 
i And everlafting Son 5 
The «^iRiT of his love artd^pow'r^ 
Tl« glorious Three Iii One* 

2t At the creation's birth 

Thisfong was fung on high. 
Shall found, thro' ev'ry age, on earthy 
And thro*, eternity. 

H. Y M N CV^ 

t TJ^ATHER of angels and of men, 
m} Saviour, who haft us bought^s 
Spirit by whom wc'er born again. 
And jr^£tify'd and taught ! 
t Thy glory, holy Three in One, 
Thy peoples fong Ihall be, 
Lopg as the wheels of time ihall run, 
Aud to eternity^ 

UXMN;. short HYMNS. 373 

,r H Y M N CVI. 

1 g^ LORY to God, the Father's name 
\J To Jesus, who for finners dy'd j 
1 he holy Si*iRiT claims the fame. 

By whom our fouls are fan<9tify'd. 

2 Thy praife was iiing when time began 
By angels, thro' the ftarry fphercs; 
And ihall, as now, be fung by man 
Thro' vaft eternity's Ipng years, 


YE faints on earth afcribe withr heav'nt 
high hoft, 
Glory and honour to the One in Three j 
To God the Father, Son, and Hoty 

As was, and is', and evermore fhall be. 






T H I R D B O O K, 

According to the Order and Subjeft 
of the Hymns. 


Expoftulation — — — i 
Aivm — — — — 2 
We were once as you are 3 
Prepare tomeetGocl -^ 4 
In?itat!on — — — c 


Seeking the Beloved •— z| 
Reft for weary foola — 14 


The burdened finner — 6 
Behold I am vile --i i^ 7 
The Ainijig light — — ^ S 
£ocouragemcttt •— — 
The waiting ibol 
74fe effort 

light — — Slu 
;nt P-. — 9\ 

foul -^ — loy 


Light ihioing out of dark- 
Welcome crofs *-• — 
Affliaions ianaified by 
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Hymn I 

ftoitei huihed — — ai 

> in tin* of need — ai 

e after a Aotm' ^- a 3 

riling and longing •— 24 
»ice the fool of thy 

rrant — — — 15 

•acquaintance — « — ai 

•r and fwect — — ay 

cr for patience — a8 

niflion — — — ag 

y ihotfld I complain? 30 
jm^ O Lord> how 

,ng! — — — .3« 

down, but not de* 

royed — — — 3* 

: benighted trtveller — 33 

! prifoner — ^ — — 34 

)lexity relieved — 35 

ftr anfwered by croflcs 36 
ill truft and not be 

fraid — — — 37 

ftions to unbelief — 38 
at effeas by fmall 

leant — — — 39 

y art thou caft down ? 4^ 

J way of acceis — — 4* 

5 pi)grim*s fong — 4* 


Peace reftored "~ "^ 53 
Hear what he has done ^ 54 
Freedom from care — 55 
Humiliation and praUe — 56 
For the poor -7- — " "- 57 
Home in view — — 5S 



Old things paflcd away — • 59 

Power of grace — — 60 
My foul thirfteth for 

God — — — — 6x 
Love conftraining to obe- 
dience — « .. — 62 
Heart healed and changed 

by mercy—' — — ^j 

Hatred of fin ^^ — 64 

The child — — ^ 65 

True happinefs — — 66 

The happy debtor — — 67 


h a new fenfe — — 43 

: happy change — — 44 

ifement — — — 45 

a my all —* — — 46 

i hidden life — — 47 

and peace in believing 48 

e pleafure — — 49 

5 chriftian — ' — 50 
»]y hope and gracious 

«r — — — — 51 

/M«a€« m m M^ 52 


The new convert — — €8 

True and falfe comforts 69 

True and falfe zeal ^-* 70 

Living and dead faith — 7i 

Abufe of the gofpel — j% 

The nanow way — ■— 73 

Dependance — — • "• 74 
Not of works — '-•75 

Sins deceit — — — 76 

Are there few laved ? — 77 

The Sluggard — — 7S 
Not in woidy but in 

power — — — 79 

Praife for faith — — 80 

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